What does misfit mean?

Definitions for misfitmɪsˈfɪt for 1; mɪsˈfɪt, ˈmɪsˌfɪt for 2; ˈmɪsˌfɪt for 3

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word misfit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. misfit(noun)

    someone unable to adapt to their circumstances


  1. Misfit(n.)

    A person who does not fit in comfortably with the surrounding situation or society; one who cannot conform or adjust to the circumstances in which he lives.


  1. misfit(Noun)

    An ill-fitting garment.

  2. misfit(Noun)

    A failure to fit well; unsuitability, disparity.

  3. misfit(Noun)

    A badly adjusted person; someone unsuitable or set apart because of their habits, behaviour etc.

  4. misfit(Verb)

    To fit badly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misfit(noun)

    the act or the state of fitting badly; as, a misfit in making a coat; a ludicrous misfit

  2. Misfit(noun)

    something that fits badly, as a garment


  1. Misfit

    "Misfit" is the second single from UK singer Amy Studt. Released on 9 June 2003, the single reached a peak of #6 in the charts and is Studt's most successful single to date. It was also the most successful single internationally. It is taken from her debut album, False Smiles. The song is criticizing those who conform, labelling them superficial and saying it is all right to be a misfit. It is included on Now 55 in the UK.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Misfit

    mis-fit′, n. a bad fit, of clothes, &c.—v.t. to make of a wrong size: to supply with something that does not fit.

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    Song lyrics by misfit -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by misfit on the Lyrics.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misfit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misfit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alan Stern:

    We wondered why Pluto was a misfit.

  2. Lorien Carter:

    A lot of his identity was formed because of his racial ambiguity. ... Terrell felt (like) a misfit most of his life, terrell just wanted to be loved, honestly ... and as a result, made some poor decisions, and I think that's something we can all relate to.

  3. Lewis Lapham:

    Except in a few well-publicized instances (enough to lend credence to the iconography painted on the walls of the media), the rigorous practice of rugged individualism usually leads to poverty, ostracism and disgrace. The rugged individualist is too often mistaken for the misfit, the maverick, the spoilsport, the sore thumb.

Images & Illustrations of misfit

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Translations for misfit

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Nichtangepasster, NichtangepassteGerman
  • απροσάρμοστοςGreek
  • desfasado, inadaptadoSpanish
  • inadaptéFrench
  • [[չհարմարված]] [[մարդ]]Armenian
  • disadattato, inadattoItalian
  • nesiderinti, nepritapėlis, netikti, nepritapėlė, nederėtiLithuanian
  • baltā vārna, baltais zvirbulisLatvian
  • onaangepasteDutch
  • encaixar, esfarrapado, desajustado, malPortuguese
  • неудачник, неудачницаRussian

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