suitable

  • 1 Suitable — Suit a*ble, a. Capable of suiting; fitting; accordant; proper; becoming; agreeable; adapted; as, ornaments suitable to one s station; language suitable for the subject. {Suit a*ble*ness}, n. {Suit a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster] Syn: Proper; fitting; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 suitable — I adjective acceptable, accommodating, accordant, adapted, adequate, admissible, advantageous, advisable, applicable, apposite, appropriate, apropos, apt, aptus, becoming, befitting, commensurate, commodious, compatible, condign, conformable,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 suitable — 1580s, from SUIT (Cf. suit) + ABLE (Cf. able). Earlier suit like (1560s); suitly (mid 15c.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 suitable — *fit, meet, proper, appropriate, fitting, apt, happy, felicitous Analogous words: *decorous, decent, seemly, proper, nice: advisable, *expedient, politic: *due, rightful, condign Antonyms: unsuitable: unbecoming …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 suitable — [adj] appropriate, acceptable advisable, applicable, apposite, apt, becoming, befitting, commodious, condign, convenient, copacetic, correct, cut out for*, deserved, due, expedient, felicitous, fit, fitting, good, good enough*, handy, happy, in… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 suitable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ right or appropriate for a particular person, purpose, or situation. DERIVATIVES suitability noun suitably adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 suitable — [so͞ot′ə bəl] adj. that suits a given purpose, occasion, condition, propriety, etc.; fitting; appropriate; apt SYN. FIT1 suitability n. suitableness suitably adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 suitable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, prove, seem ▪ make sth ▪ The book s format makes it suitable for self study. ▪ consider sb/sth …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 suitable — adj. 1) eminently suitable 2) suitable for 3) suitable to + inf. (would it be suitable to discuss this matter at lunch?) * * * [ s(j)uːtəb(ə)l] eminently suitable suitable for suitable to + inf. (would it be suitable to discuss this matter at… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 suitable — suit|a|ble W2S2 [ˈsu:təbəl, ˈsju: US ˈsu: ] adj having the right qualities for a particular person, purpose, or situation ≠ ↑unsuitable ▪ We are hoping to find a suitable school. suitable for ▪ The house is not really suitable for a large family …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 suitable */*/*/ — UK [ˈsuːtəb(ə)l] / US [ˈsutəb(ə)l] adjective right for a particular purpose, person, or situation The car park was full, and the nearest suitable alternative was two miles away. It s difficult for students to find suitable accommodation. suitable …

    English dictionary

  • 12 suitable — suit|a|ble [ sutəbl ] adjective * right for a particular purpose, person, or situation: The parking lot was full, and the nearest suitable alternative was two miles away. suitable for: This movie is not suitable for young children. suitable to do …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 suitable — adjective 1) suitable employment opportunities Syn: acceptable, satisfactory, fitting; informal right up someone s alley Ant: inappropriate 2) a drama suitable for all ages Syn: appropriate, fitting, fit …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 suitable — [[t]su͟ːtəb(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦♦ ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ for n/ ing Someone or something that is suitable for a particular purpose or occasion is right or acceptable for it. Employers usually decide within five minutes whether someone is suitable for the job …

    English dictionary

  • 15 suitable — adjective having the right qualities for a particular person, purpose, or situation: We are hoping to find a suitable school. (+ for): The house is not really suitable for a large family. | suitable to do sth: Would this be suitable to wear to… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 suitable — adjective 1) suitable employment Syn: acceptable, satisfactory, fitting; informal right up someone s street 2) a drama suitable for all ages Syn: appropriate, fitting, fit, acceptable, right 3) …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 17 suitable — adjective Date: 1581 1. obsolete similar, matching 2. a. adapted to a use or purpose < suitable for kitchen use > b. satisfying propriety ; proper < suitable dress > c. able …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 suitable*/*/*/ — [ˈsuːtəb(ə)l] adj right for a particular purpose, person, or situation Ant: unsuitable It s difficult for students to find suitable accommodation.[/ex] This film is not suitable for young children.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 suitable — suitability, suitableness, n. suitably, adv. /sooh teuh beuhl/, adj. such as to suit; appropriate; fitting; becoming. [1505 15; SUIT + ABLE] Syn. proper, befitting, seemly, apt. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 20 suitable — adjective /ˈsuːtəbl/ Having sufficient or the required properties for a certain purpose or task; appropriate to a certain occasion. Syn: fit for purpose, up to standard Ant: unsuitable …

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