suitable

[soo-tuh-buhl]
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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 suitably

appropriately, pleasantly, fittingly, fitly, accordingly

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British Dictionary definitions for suitably

suitable

adjective
  1. appropriate; proper; fit
Derived Formssuitability or suitableness, nounsuitably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for suitably
adv.

1570s, from suitable + -ly (2).

suitable

adj.

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

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