suitable

[ soo-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˈsu tə bəl /

adjective

such as to suit; appropriate; fitting; becoming.

Origin of suitable

First recorded in 1505–15; suit + -able
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British Dictionary definitions for suitable

suitable

/ (ˈsuːtəbəl, ˈsjuːt-) /

adjective

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

suitable


adj.

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

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