unsuitable

[ uhn-soo-tuh-buh l ]
/ ʌnˈsu tə bəl /

adjective

not suitable; inappropriate; unfitting; unbecoming.

Origin of unsuitable

First recorded in 1580–90; un-1 + suitable
Related formsun·suit·a·bil·i·ty, un·suit·a·ble·ness, nounun·suit·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unsuitable

unsuitable

/ (ʌnˈsuːtəbəl, ʌnˈsjuːt-) /

adjective

not appropriate, suitable, or fit
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Word Origin and History for unsuitable

unsuitable


adj.

1590s, from un- (1) "not" + suitable. Related: Unsuitably; unsuitability.

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