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suited

[soo-tid] /ˈsu tɪd/
adjective
1.
appropriate:
She is suited to such a job.
2.
compatible or consistent with:
a prose style suited to the subject.
Origin of suited
1615-1625
First recorded in 1615-25; suit + -ed2
Related forms
unsuited, adjective
well-suited, adjective
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  • But I need dwell no more on a subject which is unsuited for these pages.

    Bunyan

    James Anthony Froude
  • A princely house in every way is this; but how unsuited to ruined fortunes!

  • Never in the world were two united who were so unsuited to each other.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton

    Laura Jean Libbey
  • And the leghorn, unsuited to trials of wind and weather, was left at home.

    The Wrong Woman

    Charles D. Stewart
  • Meanwhile you are fostering tastes in Madeleine which are unsuited to her condition.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • That is a text which is out of date and unsuited to the twentieth century!

  • It is a graceful custom, but unsuited to our own country and race.

    Rosin the Beau

    Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • He had married a woman unsuited to him in every way, as he was unsuited to her.

British Dictionary definitions for unsuited

unsuited

/ʌnˈsuːtɪd; ʌnˈsjuː-/
adjective
1.
not appropriate for a particular purpose: temperamentally unsuited to his role
2.
(of two people) not likely to have a successful relationship
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