View synonyms for suitability


[ soo-tuh-bil-i-tee ]


  1. the state or quality of being satisfactory or in accord with what is desired or called for; appropriateness:

    Staff will interview each applicant to assess their suitability to enter the respite facility.

    The suitability and effectiveness of these medications depends on the patient’s overall health and other considerations.

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Other Words From

  • pre·suit·a·bil·i·ty noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of suitability1

First recorded in 1640–50; suit(able) ( def ) + -ability ( def )

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Example Sentences

Our really warm temperatures are history, but mainly seasonable mid-50s to mid-60s are suitable.

A natural environment is more suitable to the way our attentional systems operate.

In those cases where no supplementary measure is suitable, you must avoid, suspend or terminate the transfer to avoid compromising the level of protection of the personal data.

Even though this recipe is designed for Thanksgiving, it would truly be suitable for any fall or winter night.

Desiccant packs may also be placed in foods that have some residual moisture, like dried fruit and jerky, but these are not suitable foods for 30-year storage.

Strauss-Kahn famously logged more than 60,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) selling his suitability to IMF members in 2007.

Similarly, stones carefully chosen for their suitability for throwing would be probably kept, and a small store of them collected.

Wild, Harrison and Hoadley went to examine the shelf-ice with a view to its suitability for a wintering station.

There still remains a doubt in Hannibal as to its perfect suitability, but there is no doubt as to its acceptability.

The most obvious external condition that suitability for mural inscription imposes is one of rigid limitation as to length.

Then he asked himself why this question of suitability had not presented itself to his mind before now.


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