follow Dictionary.com

Get our exclusive Word of the Day images!

suitable

[soo-tuh-buh l] /ˈsu tə bəl/
adjective
1.
such as to suit; appropriate; fitting; becoming.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; suit + -able
Related forms
suitability, suitableness, noun
suitably, adverb
presuitability, noun
presuitable, adjective
presuitably, adverb
Synonyms
proper, befitting, seemly, apt.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for suitability
  • suitability should be considered in choosing note paper, as well as in choosing a piece of furniture for a house.
  • You'll have to sign a suitability statement, saying you understand the risks.
  • What causes funding that view is its political suitability.
  • Demonstrating a generally pleasant manner throughout the interview may help you convey your suitability as a colleague.
  • Prototypes and tests are to find weaknesses as well as suitability of designs and materials.
  • Although transplant centers must evaluate any potential donor's suitability, it never hurts to have an independent opinion.
  • North redoubled to show first-round spade control and slam suitability.
  • The suitability of such areas is limited compared to larger areas supporting both prey species.
British Dictionary definitions for suitability

suitable

/ˈsuːtəbəl; ˈsjuːt-/
adjective
1.
appropriate; proper; fit
Derived Forms
suitability, suitableness, noun
suitably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for suitability
n.

1680s, from suitable + -ity.

suitable

adj.

1580s, from suit + -able. Earlier suit-like (1560s); suitly (mid-15c.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for suitable

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for suitability

16
18
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with suitability

Nearby words for suitability