suitable

[soo-tuh-buhl]

adjective

such as to suit; appropriate; fitting; becoming.

Origin of suitable

First recorded in 1505–15; suit + -able
Related formssuit·a·bil·i·ty, suit·a·ble·ness, nounsuit·a·bly, adverbpre·suit·a·bil·i·ty, nounpre·suit·a·ble, adjectivepre·suit·a·bly, adverb

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Related Words for suitability

propriety, appropriateness, fitness, agreement

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British Dictionary definitions for suitability

suitable

adjective

appropriate; proper; fit
Derived Formssuitability or suitableness, nounsuitably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for suitability
n.

1680s, from suitable + -ity.

suitable

adj.

1580s, from suit + -able. Earlier suit-like (1560s); suitly (mid-15c.).

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