Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Not suitable or convenient - synonyms or related words

unsuitable

adjective

not suitable for a particular situation, purpose, or person

inappropriate

adjective

not suitable in a particular situation

inconvenient

adjective

causing difficulties or extra effort

improper

adjective

not suitable or right according to accepted standards of social or professional behaviour

unsuited

adjective

not the right type of person or thing, for example for a particular job or purpose

untoward

adjective

not suitable, usual, or normal

untimely

adjective

happening at a time that is not suitable, for example because it causes additional problems

unseemly

adjective

formal

unseemly behaviour is embarrassing or upsets people because it is not suitable in a particular situation

unbecoming

adjective

formal

behaviour that is unbecoming is unsuitable for a particular type of person

inopportune

adjective

formal

an inopportune time or moment is not convenient, suitable, or right

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

speak human

(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog