- such as to suit; appropriate; fitting; becoming.
Origin of suitable
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proper, befitting, seemly, apt.
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Examples from the Web for suitability
Strauss-Kahn famously logged more than 60,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) selling his suitability to IMF members in 2007.Christine Lagarde: Can a Woman Save the IMF?
June 1, 2011
What determines the suitability of a region for grape-growing?Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
In the matter of suitability of foods, much depends upon the local supply.Rural Hygiene
Henry N. Ogden
There was no question of suitability—no thought of excellence or the reverse.The Making Of A Novelist
David Christie Murray
It's what money stands for, beauty, and suitability—and—everything.The Lovely Lady
The general shape, and the suitability of the shape for swimming.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study
Ontario Ministry of Education
- appropriate; proper; fit
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Word Origin and History for suitability
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