[mis-fit for 1; mis-fit, mis-fit for 2; mis-fit for 3]
- to fit badly.
- something that fits badly, 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 his or her particular situation: a misfit in one's job.
Origin of misfit
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Historical Examples of misfitting
With the misfitting door and cracked sides it is much like a sieve.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2)
Isabella L. Bird
I mean to alter my face as you do your misfitting garments,—take in on one side and let out on the other.
- 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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