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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

(Unsutabil,) Unsut(t)able, adj. [e.m.E. unsutable (a1586), vnsuteable (1597), unsuitable (1665); Sutabil adj.] a. Unsuitable, inappropriate. b. Unfitting, not in accordance with (to) (something). —a. 1651 Rec. Kirk Scotl. 646.
Laboring to carrey one a work of reformation with so corrupte and unsuttable instruments
1698 Penninghame Par. Rec. I 18.
[Her] behaviour with respect to John Herron is found very unsutable
b. 1678 Kirkcudbr. Test. (Reg. H.) 26 Nov.
Being … at the poynt of death and knowing certainly that death will overtake me and that I most be coumptable to God for all things unsutable to his wayes

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"Unsutabil adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 8 Aug 2022 <>



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