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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.
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British Dictionary definitions for suitably

suitable

/ˈsuːtəbəl; ˈsjuːt-/
adjective
1.
appropriate; proper; fit
Derived Forms
suitability, suitableness, noun
suitably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for suitably
adv.

1570s, from suitable + -ly (2).

suitable

adj.

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

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