Definitions for unfitness

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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.

Origin of unfit:

1535–45

un•fit′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfitness, softness(noun)

    poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)

  2. inability, unfitness(noun)

    lacking the power to perform

  3. unfitness(noun)

    the quality of not being suitable

    "the judges agreed on his unfitness for the appointment"

Wiktionary

  1. unfitness(Noun)

    The characteristic of being unfit.


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