- (of a garment) not fitting well.
- not appropriate or suitable.
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Examples from the Web for ill-fitting
Sanders is dressed in a blue oxford shirt and ill-fitting creased khaki dress pants.Can This Ornery Socialist Spoil the Clinton Coronation?
July 2, 2014
Meanwhile, I sit in my wrinkled, ill-fitting blazer, sweaty from nerves and running to get to this interview on time.Marlo Thomas Says Girls Should Feel Free to Be Like Hannah Horvath
April 24, 2014
He re-invents himself: he goes from ill-fitting polyester cotton blends to silk shirts and stylish leather jackets.The ‘American Hustle’ Style Guide
February 14, 2014
He gets up there in his medium-priced, ill-fitting suits and says, ‘This is what I’ve always worn.Ron Paul Style: Candidate’s Libertarian Fashion on 2012 Campaign Trail
March 5, 2012
Zuckerberg, slumped on a couch in his usual lumpy shirt and ill-fitting jeans, says it never will.Mark Zuckerberg: Fashion Icon
September 29, 2010
He had covered his nakedness with an ill-fitting fatigue suit.The Martian Cabal
Roman Frederick Starzl
Under his ill-fitting coat his muscles rolled swift and silent.Prairie Folks
"Nobody is patient over an ill-fitting gown," put in Miss Benson.Ruth
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
The whole suit was worn, ill-fitting, and soiled; but it was whole.Secret Service
Cyrus Townsend Brady
Bill Gadsby now in an ill-fitting and un-stylish khaki uniform.Gadsby
Ernest Vincent Wright