to fit badly.
something that fits badly, such as a garment that is too large or too small.
a person who is not suited or is unable to adjust to the circumstances of a particular situation: She was a misfit in that job after her big promotion.
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How to use misfit in a sentence
They may not see “absurd value” in absolutely everything, but they do see plenty of misfits that have what it takes to go on the next to the moon.Bitcoin, stocks and crude take off as the markets brace for a wave of stimulus checks | Bernhard Warner | February 8, 2021 | Fortune
The band of misfits, dubbed TOI-178, challenges planetary scientists to refine their theories of how solar systems settle down.These 6 exoplanets somehow orbit their star in perfect rhythm | Charlie Wood | January 27, 2021 | Popular-Science
In honor of the show being introduced to a new generation of viewers, The Washington Post chatted with the cast and creators of “Freaks and Geeks” about their beloved misfit drama.
The clock is ticking on all those misfit empty-box SPACs, and yet the money continues to flow into the creation of new ones.What the markets want for Christmas: for starters, a trillion in stimulus spending | Bernhard Warner | December 18, 2020 | Fortune
But, those middle years, when I was young, my dad was a bit a misfit, if you will.The Best Money Advice Lamorne Morris Ever Got … From Zooey Deschanel | Daniel Malloy | November 27, 2020 | Ozy
Pitchfork called him a “a rap-obsessed misfit from a summer camp who freestyles poorly” who is “ridiculous without knowing it.”The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’ | Marlow Stern | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
A misfit according to his mother, he reportedly told a friend the devil was after him.Lone Wolves, Terrorist Runts, and the Stray Dogs of ISIS | Jacob Siegel | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Still, “They were my island of misfit toys,” she says, adrift.Best Career Arc Ever: From Burlesque To Bartending | Anne Berry | September 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I was always the misfit jock who was with people painting on walls,” he says.From Homeless to HBO, ‘The Leftovers’ Star Chris Zylka’s Crazy Hollywood Story | Kevin Fallon | June 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Fitbit, Nike Fuelband, and misfit Shine are its closest competitors.
Every winter he has a bunch of misfit dogs, and out of the outfit he'll get some smart ones that will train well.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
That evening after dinner, without a word of explanation to her husband, Nannie walked off to the house of her cousin, Mr. misfit.The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives | Elizabeth Strong Worthington
The coat was a ludicrous misfit; it would not meet over the bulging belly; its tails dragged on the fat man's heels.The Landloper | Holman Day
Travel through the South and you will be struck with the general misfit and dilapidated appearance of things.The Negro Problem | Booker T. Washington, et al.
He took art as a business man takes business, and he had no time for the misfit, the fool, or the failure.The "Genius" | Theodore Dreiser
British Dictionary definitions for misfit
a person not suited in behaviour or attitude to a particular social environment
something that does not fit or fits badly
to fail to fit or be fitted
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