Misfit
Misfit Mis*fit", n. 1. The act or the state of fitting badly; as, a misfit in making a coat; a ludicrous misfit. [1913 Webster]

2. Something that fits badly, as a garment. [1913 Webster]

I saw an uneasy change in Mr. Micawber, which sat tightly on him, as if his new duties were a misfit. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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