unfit
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /ʌnˈfɪt/
Adjective

unfit (comparative unfitter, superlative unfittest)

  1. Not fit; not having the correct requirements.
    Jack cannot run, making him unfit for the track team.
  2. Not fit, not having a good physical demeanor.
    I've become so unfit after stopping cycling to town.
Translations Verb

unfit (unfits, present participle unfitting; past and past participle unfitted)

  1. To make unfit; to render unsuitable, spoil, disqualify.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
      He [...] added that he was fearful Christianity, or rather Christians, had unfitted him for ascending the pure and undefiled throne of thirty pagan Kings before him.
    • 1946, Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, I.30:
      These preoccupations unfitted the soldiers for the defence of the frontier, and permitted vigorous incursions of Germans form the north and Persians from the east.
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