I adjective absurd, alienus, amiss, awkward, conflicting, contrary, discordant, discrepant, disparate, dissonant, disturbing, divergent, ill-adapted, impertinent, improper, imprudent, in bad taste, inadequate, inadmissible, inadvisable, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incommodious, incommodus, incompatible, incongruous, inconvenient, indecorous, inexpedient, infelicitous, inharmonious, inopportune, intolerable, irrelevant, malapropos, mismatched, objectionable, out of character, out of keeping, out of place, poorly adapted, unacceptable, unapt, unbecoming, unbeseeming, uncongenial, undesirable, unfavorable, unfit, unfitting, unfortunate, unsatisfactory, unsatisfying, unseasonable, unseemly, unsuited, untimely, untoward associated concepts: unsuitable for consumption II index bad (inferior), bad (offensive), detrimental, disproportionate, gratuitous (unwarranted), ill-advised, imperfect, improper, inadmissible, inadvisable, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incapable, incompetent, incongruous, inconsistent, ineligible, inept (inappropriate), injudicious, inopportune, irrelevant, objectionable, unacceptable, unauthorized, unbecoming, undesirable, undue (excessive), unfit, unprofessional, unsatisfactory, unseemly, wrongful

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  • unsuitable — 1590s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) “not” + SUITABLE (Cf. suitable) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unsuitable — *unfit, improper, inappropriate, unfitting, inapt, unhappy, infelicitous Analogous words: unbecoming, unseemly, *indecorous, indecent: inept, maladroit, *awkward, clumsy, gauche Antonyms: suitable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • unsuitable — [adj] not proper, inappropriate clashing, disagreeable, discordant, discrepant, disparate, disproportionate, dissident, dissonant, ill suited, improper, inadequate, inadmissible, inapposite, inapt, incompatible, incongruous, inconsistent,… …   New thesaurus

  • unsuitable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not fitting or appropriate. DERIVATIVES unsuitability noun unsuitably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • unsuitable — [un so͞ot′ə bəl] adj. not suitable; unbecoming; inappropriate unsuitability n. unsuitably adv …   English World dictionary

  • unsuitable — un|suit|a|ble [ ʌn sutəbl ] adjective * not appropriate for a particular situation, purpose, or person: INAPPROPRIATE: an unsuitable candidate completely unsuitable clothing unsuitable for: Some of the material may be unsuitable for children. ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unsuitable */ — UK [ʌnˈsuːtəb(ə)l] / US [ʌnˈsutəb(ə)l] adjective not suitable for a particular situation, purpose, or person an unsuitable candidate completely unsuitable clothing unsuitable for: Some of the material may be unsuitable for children. Derived word …   English dictionary

  • unsuitable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ make sth, render sth ▪ The size of the rooms made the house unsuitable for conversion into apartments. ▪ consider sth, deem sth …   Collocations dictionary

  • unsuitable — un|suit|a|ble [ʌnˈsu:təbəl, ˈsju: US ˈsu: ] adj not having the right qualities for a particular person, purpose, or situation = ↑inappropriate ▪ unsuitable housing unsuitable for ▪ The book is unsuitable for children …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unsuitable — [[t]ʌ̱nsu͟ːtəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ for n/ ing Someone or something that is unsuitable for a particular purpose or situation does not have the right qualities for it. Amy s shoes were unsuitable for walking any distance. ...taking heavy… …   English dictionary

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