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Synonyms of 'suitable'

(adjective) 
Definition
appropriate for a particular function or occasion
She had no other dress suitable for the occasion.
Synonyms
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right
Make sure you approach it in the right way.
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fit
You're not fit to be a mother!
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suited
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acceptable
There was one restaurant that looked acceptable.
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becoming
This behaviour is not becoming among our politicians.
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correct
They refuse to adopt the rules of correct behaviour.
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satisfactory
I never got a satisfactory answer.
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Opposites
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unfitting
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unsuited
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(adjective) 
Definition
appropriate for a particular function or occasion
Was it really suitable behaviour for someone who wants to be taken seriously?
Synonyms
seemly
It wasn't seemly for a young boy to be courting this woman.
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fitting
The President's address was a fitting end to the campaign.
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due
Treat them with due attention.
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proper
In those days it was not thought proper for a woman to be on the stage.
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Opposites
(adjective) 
a resort where the slopes are more suitable for young children
Synonyms
suited
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in keeping with
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in character
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cut out for
Opposites
out of character
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out of keeping
(adjective) 
Give a few people an idea of suitable questions to ask.
Synonyms
pertinent
She had asked some pertinent questions.
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relevant
Make sure you enclose all the relevant certificates.
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applicable
What is reasonable for one family is not applicable for another.
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appropriate
It is appropriate that Irish names dominate the list.
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to the point
The description he gave was brief and to the point.
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apt
The words of this report are as apt today as they were in 1929.
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apposite
Recent events have made his central theme even more apposite.
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germane
the suppression of documents which were germane to the case
Opposites
(adjective) 
He could think of no less suitable moment to mention the idea.
Synonyms
convenient
She will try to arrange a mutually convenient time for an interview.
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timely
These outbreaks are a timely reminder that the disease persists.
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well-timed
One well-timed word from you may be all it takes to change his mind.
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opportune (formal)
I have arrived at a very opportune moment.
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Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of acceptable
Definition
good enough
There was one restaurant that looked acceptable.
Synonyms
good enough,
so-so (informal),
up to scratch (informal),
in the sense of applicable
Definition
appropriate or relevant
What is reasonable for one family is not applicable for another.
in the sense of apposite
Definition
suitable or appropriate
Recent events have made his central theme even more apposite.
Synonyms

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