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suitable

[ soo-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˈsu tə bəl /
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adjective

such as to suit; appropriate; fitting; becoming.

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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 forms of suitable

suitability or suitableness, nounsuitably, adverb
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