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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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  • Here I passed this well-suited pair, and lost the remainder of their conversation.

    Pelham, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • They were the best of friends, and they were well-suited to each other in tastes and temperament.

    Miss Billy's Decision Eleanor H. Porter
  • The style & language are, I think, well-suited for Matriculation students.

  • It was soft, plastic, well-suited for the partitioning of the Snail-shell; it soon hardened into a solid ceiling.

    Bramble-bees and Others J. Henri Fabre
  • This grotesque outburst, though sprightly and clever, was not well-suited to the pages of “The Germ.”

    The Germ Various
  • The spot was a wild one, but in many respects it was well-suited to the purpose for which these adventurers had chosen it.

    Wrecked but not Ruined R.M. Ballantyne
  • Add to this, that a travelling carriage is not well-suited for a town, nor a town carriage for travelling.

    Four Years in France Henry Digby Beste
British Dictionary definitions for well-suited

well-suited

adjective (well suited when postpositive)
1.
appropriate for a particular purpose
2.
(of two people) likely to have a successful relationship
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