Definition of suited in English:



  • 1predicative Right or appropriate for a particular person, purpose, or situation.

    ‘the task is ideally suited to a computer’
    ‘the job is well suited to your abilities and experience’
    • ‘The balance of power never suited the more universalistic, moralist spirit of the late twentieth century.’
    • ‘The rule that a man might have no more than four wives at a time, but could change them when he liked, also suited Ibn Saud, who had a prodigious appetite for women.’
    • ‘These policies issue from the fear, familiar to any student of the inter-war years, that women are taking over jobs for which they are not suited.’
    • ‘As I expected, the poll suggested I'd be best suited voting for the Liberal Democrats.’
    • ‘They probably would have been better suited playing later on in the piece but none the less it was still a worthy performance.’
    • ‘First of all, the pace of the game is not only slower, but it's suited more to strategic bursts of speed and demonstrations of power.’
    • ‘To my mind there is nobody better suited than Lloyd for the job of president of the West Indies Cricket Board.’
    • ‘Hardwicke often had to mediate between the brothers, who, though extremely fond of each other, were not temperamentally suited.’
    • ‘This suited Islamabad since it has always been keen to internationalise Kashmir.’
    • ‘I am sure he has learned his lesson, and a term of isolation perhaps would be better suited than execution.’
    • ‘Gramsci saw them as potential Soviets, offering a new form of workers' democracy suited to a modern industrial economy.’
    • ‘Empirically speaking, a governor's career is far better suited than a senator seat to have a tilt at the presidency.’
    • ‘Howard is naturally more suited than Latham to the debate format.’
    • ‘It's theoretical, it's old church and it's suited to someone living in Pakistan.’
    • ‘I know you're not crazy, Jenna, I just think there are people better suited than me to help you.’
    • ‘They had brought Michael Nolan to play a much deeper role and this suited Davitt's as he had been a constant danger close to goal.’
    • ‘The reports outline why Libya would be better suited than its four rival African countries to host the tournament.’
    • ‘Perhaps Ichim would have been better suited running for the president's portfolio instead of vying for student issues.’
    • ‘It's miserable, unengaging stuff, which probably suited the moment.’
    • ‘They believe that no one is better suited than the mother of the child to decide to have an abortion or not.’
    suitable, good enough
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  • 2in combination Wearing a suit of clothes of a specified type, fabric, or colour.

    ‘a dark-suited man’
    ‘sober-suited lawyers’


  • suited and booted

    • informal Smartly dressed.

      ‘where's he going this time of night, all suited and booted?’
      • ‘If you're serious about your work, then you have to act professional - though not as far as getting suited and booted, unless it's with a knowing wink.’
      • ‘I went out this morning suited and booted, with a bag full of CV's.’
      • ‘They make their daily commute into work on the train among the suited and booted bound for another day at the office.’
      • ‘So y'all leave the house suited and booted, neat and complete from the head to the feet.’
      • ‘"We couldn't believe it when these three men all came in suited and booted."’
      • ‘Once suited and booted, he began his uphill battle against recidivism.’
      • ‘Out of overalls and newly suited and booted, I hardly recognised him on the platform at Waverley Station.’
      • ‘He dumps her, only to have the entire debacle blow up in his face as she shacks up with his apparent nemesis: A suited and booted, married professional.’
      • ‘Every cross section of the populace was there, from suited and booted city types to parents with their children in push-chairs.’
      • ‘While the suited and booted clientele make their way home from such events, however, the parties in the pubs are just beginning to enter into the spirit of things.’
      • ‘They are all suited and booted.’
      • ‘Media personnel and vehicles rushing to and fro, scaffold platforms being erected, the security services beetling about suited and booted wearing solemn expressions and the police doing their utmost to keep the ever growing crowds in some sort of order.’
      • ‘The rest were suited and booted, meeting the corporate paymasters and generally celebrating.’
      • ‘You don't need to be suited and booted to break into business.’
      • ‘They may be suited and booted in the video, but the song is anything but respectable.’
      • ‘It's the season to get suited and booted and there's a suit for everyone.’
      • ‘How long before we see him, suited and booted, addressing the Tory conference on the dangers of low-interest rates?’
      • ‘I'd wear army pants and trainers some days and then jeans some other days and then I'd be all suited and booted at other times.’
      • ‘Clambering up he opened the door to a man suited and booted.’
      • ‘I was appropriately suited and booted.’