verb (used with object)
Origin of unfit
Examples from the Web for unfit
Du Pont, 57, was initially declared “actively psychotic” and unfit for trial by a judge, and ordered to a psychiatric hospital.
In 1971, the local council declared it unfit for living, and evicted the occupants.
And really, how can anybody claim that a 25-year-old is unfit to become Miss America?
The 1891 Immigration Act declared certain classes of individuals as unfit to become American citizens.
Modi, one suspects, will be in no hurry to visit the land that considered him unfit for entry only a short while ago.Mr. Politically Correct Obama, Meet Your Opposite, India’s Mr. Modi|Tunku Varadarajan|May 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Observe how you unfit yourselves for all holy duties, and communion with God, while you cherish wrath and malice in your hearts.A Christian Directory (Part 4 of 4)|Richard Baxter
Because the turn of his mind, and unacquaintance with the peculiarities of our dispositions, unfit him for it.
At one time more than two-thirds of the men were unfit for duty, a great many dying for the want of proper care.Campaign of the Fourteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers|J. Newton Terrill
"That was acting a lie and telling one too; and anybody who would do so, is unfit to have the care of children," said Mildred.Mildred Keith|Martha Finley
He says that I will unfit these children to occupy the position in life that God has called them to occupy.Dear Enemy|Jean Webster
1540s, "not suitable" (in reference to things), from un- (1) "not" + past participle of fit (see fit (adj.)). Related: Unfitness. In reference to persons or human qualities, attested from 1550s. The verb meaning "to render unfit" is recorded from 1610s.