Definitions for unfitʌnˈfɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•fitʌnˈfɪt(adj.; v.)-fit•ted, -fit•ting.

  1. (adj.)not adapted or suited; unsuitable or inappropriate:

    an office unfit for more than two occupants.

  2. incompetent or unqualified:

    unfit parents.

  3. not physically fit or well.

  4. Biol. not producing offspring in sufficient numbers to maintain a genetic contribution to succeeding generations.

    Category: Biology, Evolution

  5. (v.t.)to render unfit or unsuitable; disqualify.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfit(adj)

    below the required standards for a purpose

    "an unfit parent"; "unfit for human consumption"

  2. unfit(adj)

    not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition

    "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"

  3. bad, unfit, unsound(verb)

    physically unsound or diseased

    "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"

  4. disqualify, unfit, indispose(verb)

    make unfit or unsuitable

    "Your income disqualifies you"


  1. unfit(Verb)

    To make unfit; to render unsuitable, spoil, disqualify.

  2. unfit(Adjective)

    Not fit; not having the correct requirements.

  3. unfit(Adjective)

    Not fit, not having a good physical demeanor.

    I've become so unfit after stopping cycling to town.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unfit(verb)

    to make unsuitable or incompetent; to deprive of the strength, skill, or proper qualities for anything; to disable; to incapacitate; to disqualify; as, sickness unfits a man for labor; sin unfits us for the society of holy beings

  2. Unfit(adj)

    not fit; unsuitable

Translations for unfit

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not good enough; not in a suitable state

He has been ill and is quite unfit to travel.

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