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English definition of “suitable”

suitable

adjective uk   /ˈsuː.tə.bl̩/ /ˈsjuː-/ us    /ˈsuː.t̬ə-/
B1 acceptable or right for someone or something: The film is suitable for children. My mother doesn't like me wearing short skirts to church - she doesn't think they're suitable.
Opposite
Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good
suitability
noun [U] uk   /ˌsuː.təˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ /ˌsjuː-/ us    /ˌsuː.t̬əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good
suitably
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
B2 a suitably qualified personSuitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good
(Definition of suitable from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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