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unfit

adjective un·fit \ ˌən-ˈfit \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of unfit

: not fit:
a : not adapted to a purpose : unsuitable
b : not qualified : incapable, incompetent
c : physically or mentally unsound

unfitly

adverb

unfitness

noun

Examples of unfit in a Sentence

  1. just because I don't have actual work experience doesn't mean I'm unfit for the job

  2. those flimsy shoes are unfit for the hike we're about to take

Recent Examples of unfit from the Web

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First Known Use of unfit

1545


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unfit

verb

Definition of unfit

transitive verb
: to make unfit : disable, disqualify

Recent Examples of unfit from the Web

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First Known Use of unfit

1611


UNFIT Defined for English Language Learners

unfit

adjective

Definition of unfit for English Language Learners

  • : not proper, suitable, or acceptable

  • : not having the necessary qualities, skills, mental health, etc., to do something

  • : not physically healthy : not in good physical condition


UNFIT Defined for Kids

unfit

adjective un·fit \ ˌən-ˈfit \

Definition of unfit for Students

1 : not suitable
  • The food was unfit to eat.
2 : not qualified
  • He is unfit for this job.
3 : physically unhealthy

Law Dictionary

unfit

adjective un·fit \ ˌən-ˈfit \

legal Definition of unfit

1 : not suitable for a purpose
  • food unfit for consumption
2 a : not having the qualities, skills, or mental or moral soundness necessary to provide proper care
  • unfit parents
b : not competent
  • unfit to stand trial
c : not capable or qualified
  • an unfit employee
  • a juror unfit to serve


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