What does unfit mean?

Definitions for unfitʌnˈfɪt

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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unfit

    un-fit′, adj. unsuitable, improper.—v.t. to disqualify.—adv. Unfit′ly.—n. Unfit′ness.—adj. Unfit′ting, unsuitable.—adv. Unfit′tingly.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unfit in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unfit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sarah N. Cleghorn:

    The unfit die -- the fit both live and thrive. Alas, who say so They who do survive.

  2. Richard Harkness:

    What is a committee A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary.

  3. Lord Acton:

    The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.

  4. President Harding:

    Let the black man vote when he is fit to vote; prohibit the white man voting when he is unfit to vote.

  5. Salvador Dalí:

    Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.

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