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SUITABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does suitable mean? 

SUITABLE (adjective)
  The adjective SUITABLE has 3 senses:

1. meant or adapted for an occasion or use
2. appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs
3. worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse

  Familiarity information: SUITABLE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUITABLE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Meant or adapted for an occasion or use

Synonyms:

suitable; suited; appropriate

Context examples:

a tractor suitable (or fit) for heavy duty / not an appropriate (or fit) time for flippancy

Similar:

fit (meeting adequate standards for a purpose)


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Meaning:

Appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs

Synonyms:

suitable; proper; suited; right

Context examples:

everything in its proper place / the right man for the job / she is not suitable for the position / he is not a suitable husband for her

Similar:

appropriate (suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc)


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Meaning:

Worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse

Synonyms:

desirable; worthy; suitable

Context example:

the parents found the girl suitable for their son

Similar:

eligible (qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen)


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