unfit

  • 1 unfit — I adjective badly qualified, foolish, ill adapted, ill advised, impertinent, improper, inadequate, inadvisable, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incapable, incommodus, incompetent, incongruous, inconvenient, indignus, ineligible,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 unfit — [unfit′] adj. 1. not meeting requirements; not suitable or qualified 2. not physically or mentally fit or sound 3. not adapted or fitted for a given purpose vt. unfitted, unfitting to make unfit; disqualify or incapacitate unfitly adv. unfitness… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 unfit — (adj.) 1540s, not suitable (in reference to things), from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of fit (see FIT (Cf. fit) (adj.)). In reference to persons or human qualities, attested from 1550s. The verb meaning to render unfit is recorded from 1610s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 unfit — [adj1] not appropriate or suited below par*, can’t make the grade*, debilitated, decrepit, discordant, down, dragging, feeble, flimsy, ill adapted, ill equipped, ill suited, improper, inadequate, inapplicable, inappropriate, incompatible,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 Unfit — Un*fit , v. t. [1st pref. un + fit.] 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Unfit — Un*fit , a. [Pref. un + fit.] Not fit; unsuitable. {Un*fit ly}, adv. {Un*fit ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 unfit — unfit, unsuitable, improper, inappropriate, unfitting, inapt, unhappy, infelicitous are comparable when they mean not right with respect to what is required or expected under the circumstances or demanded by the end, use, or function in view.… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 unfit — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unsuitable or inadequate for something. 2) not in good physical condition …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 unfit — adj. 1) mentally, psychologically; physically unfit 2) unfit for (unfit for military service) 3) unfit to + inf.(unfit to serve) * * * [ʌn fɪt] physically unfit psychologically mentally unfit for (unfit for military service) unfit to + inf.… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 unfit — un|fit [ ʌn fıt ] adjective not usually before noun * 1. ) not feeling healthy or strong because you do not take regular exercise a ) not healthy enough to work, do military service, play in a team, etc.: unfit for: A persistent back problem… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 unfit — [[t]ʌ̱nfɪ̱t[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you are unfit, your body is not in good condition because you have not been taking regular exercise. Many children are so unfit they are unable to do even basic exercises. Syn: out of shape Ant:… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 unfit */ — UK [ʌnˈfɪt] / US adjective [not usually before noun] 1) a) below the accepted quality or standard for a particular use or purpose unfit to do something: The boat was unfit to sail. unfit for: Most of the district s housing is unfit for habitation …

    English dictionary

  • 13 unfit — un|fit [ʌnˈfıt] adj 1.) not in a good physical condition = ↑out of shape ▪ She never gets any exercise she must be really unfit. 2.) not good enough to do something or to be used for a particular purpose unfit for ▪ Jenkins is unfit for public… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 unfit — adj. 1 unsuitable for sth/not capable of sth VERBS ▪ be, look ▪ become ▪ make sb/sth, render sb/sth ▪ His conduct made him unfit to act as director of a company …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 unfit — adjective 1 not in a good physical condition: She never gets any exercise she must be really unfit. (+ for): He was found to be medically unfit for overseas duty. 2 not good enough for a particular purpose (+ for): unfor for public office | unfit …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 unfit — 1. adjective /ʌnˈfɪt/ a) Not fit; not having the correct requirements. Jack cannot run, making him unfit for the track team. b) Not fit, not having a good physical demeanor. Ive become so unfit after stopping cycling to town. 2 …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 unfit — adjective 1) that party is unfit to govern unfit for service Syn: unqualified, unsuitable, unsuited, inappropriate, unequipped, inadequate, not designed; incapable of, unable to, not up to, not equal to, unworthy of; informal not cut out for …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 unfit — adjective 1) the film is unfit for children Syn: unsuitable, inappropriate, not designed 2) unfit for duty Syn: incapable of, not up to, not equal to, unequipped, inadequate; informal not cut out for 3) …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 19 unfit — un•fit [[t]ʌnˈfɪt[/t]] adj. v. fit•ted, fit•ting. adj. 1) not adapted or suited; unsuitable or inappropriate: an office unfit for more than two occupants[/ex] 2) incompetent or unqualified: unfit parents[/ex] 3) not physically fit or well 4) bio… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 unfit — unfitness, n. /un fit /, adj. 1. not fit; not adapted or suited; unsuitable: He was unfit for his office. 2. unqualified or incompetent. 3. not physically fit or in due condition. 4. Biol. pertaining to an organism or population that is not… …

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