Definition of unsuited in English:



  • Not right or appropriate.

    ‘he was totally unsuited for the job’
    • ‘She said yesterday that she found her portfolio unsuited to her interests and wanted to work on the London Child Poverty Commission.’
    • ‘Critics worry that despite all the fixes, the complex design may still be unsuited to the rigors of real war.’
    • ‘She's almost completely unsuited to the role of political wife, which might be why I like her.’
    • ‘In many ways he was unsuited to the life of a country parson, and he chafed under the restrictions.’
    • ‘For example, the LAV3 is wholly unsuited to dangerous combat zones due to its lack of survivability.’
    • ‘It was just that I was unsuited to being a child, or an exile.’
    • ‘They were unhappy in a job for which they might well be unsuited.’
    • ‘Both these notions of secularism are unsuited to our situation.’
    • ‘This girl is clearly unsuited for the job, and is only taking it to earn the few pennies it pays.’
    • ‘Clearly, the Premier of Tasmania appointed someone totally unsuited to the job of Governor.’
    • ‘Although temperamentally unsuited to medicine, he qualified as a doctor in 1951 when in his forties.’
    • ‘A shame that the present system has defaulted back to a typeface which is totally unsuited for signage.’
    • ‘We wrote that Swift boats were unsuited for such secret missions, given their large size and noise.’
    • ‘An academic boycott is a political act with a political goal, and if it is unsuited to the purpose then it is bad politics.’
    • ‘It is not realism to suppose that one-fifth of humanity is unsuited to liberty; it is pessimism and condescension, and we should have none of it.’
    • ‘Don't waste time applying for jobs you're unsuited for.’
    • ‘In fact algae technology offers the opportunity to utilise land and water resources that are, today, unsuited for any other use.’
    • ‘Delightful though that is, it makes them peculiarly unsuited to expressing Scotland's place in the 21st century world.’
    • ‘Her husband is a high-court judge and she herself, clearly unsuited to fading quietly into senior citizenry, has just been called to the Irish Bar.’
    • ‘Most of the new generation vehicles are unsuited to Indian roads.’
    ill-assorted, ill-matched, incongruous, incompatible, inharmonious, conflicting, inconsistent, opposed, at odds
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