Definition of unsuitable in English:


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  • Not fitting or appropriate.

    ‘the display is unsuitable for young children’
    • ‘Tours are organised by the Friends of Old Palace who regret that the building is unsuitable for wheelchairs.’
    • ‘Some other fields are of made up ground and unsuitable for building on.’
    • ‘They are also concerned that many are housed in old and unsuitable buildings.’
    • ‘In May last year the plans were turned down as being unsuitable for an historic building.’
    • ‘Some have left in their wake a trail of disconsolate and usually highly unsuitable young men.’
    • ‘For example, a Likert scale is entirely unsuitable for asking factual questions about behaviour.’
    • ‘Tonight I ought to go out as a British country gentleman and find companions wholly unsuitable to my station.’
    • ‘I can think of far worse ways to die but they're unsuitable for mention.’
    • ‘Warning stickers were placed on the bins that had incorrect or unsuitable material in them.’
    • ‘He said no-one would be forced to approve development on unsuitable areas.’
    • ‘The RSC advises that the production is unsuitable for children under the age of 14.’
    • ‘Some roads are completely unsuitable for lorries in the Moors and Dales.’
    • ‘He said all library terminals were available to children and needed protection from unsuitable sites.’
    • ‘Also, some of the land may be unsuitable because of low forestry yield potential.’
    • ‘BNP opponents insist the party's policies mean they are unsuitable to take a key role in school life.’
    • ‘If they could not find a job after the two years of supply work then they were deemed unsuitable for the profession and had to leave.’
    • ‘One in eight viewers thought soap operas were now unsuitable for children.’
    • ‘Anyone who fails to appoint a legal guardian runs the risk of unsuitable people applying for the position.’
    • ‘This is why people who appear to be completely unsuitable for one another can live long happy lives together.’
    • ‘Many shops are willing to exchange goods if they are unsuitable.’
    inappropriate, unsuited, ill-suited, inapt, inapposite, unfitting, unbefitting, undue, incompatible, out of place, out of keeping, out of character, incongruous
    unbecoming, unseemly, indecorous, improper
    inopportune, infelicitous, malapropos
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/ˌənˈso͞odəb(ə)l/ /ˌənˈsudəb(ə)l/