unfit

[ uhn-fit ]
/ ʌnˈfɪt /

adjective

not fit; not adapted or suited; unsuitable: He was unfit for his office.
unqualified or incompetent.
not physically fit or in due condition.
Biology. pertaining to an organism or population that is not adapted to prevailing conditions or is not producing offspring in sufficient numbers to maintain its contribution to the gene pool of the next generation.

verb (used with object)

to render unfit or unsuitable; disqualify.

Origin of unfit

First recorded in 1535–45; un-1 + fit1

Related forms

un·fit·ness, noun

Definition for unfitting (2 of 2)

fitting

[ fit-ing ]
/ ˈfɪt ɪŋ /

adjective

suitable or appropriate; proper or becoming.

noun

the act of a person or thing that fits.
an act or instance of trying on clothes that are being made or altered to determine proper fit.
anything provided as equipment, parts, supply, etc.
Usually fittings. furniture, fixtures, etc., as of a building or apartment.

Origin of fitting

First recorded in 1525–35; fit1 + -ing2, -ing1

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for unfitting (1 of 2)

fitting

/ (ˈfɪtɪŋ) /

adjective

appropriate or proper; suitable

noun

an accessory or partan electrical fitting
(plural) furnishings or accessories in a building
work carried out by a fitter
the act of trying on clothes so that they can be adjusted to fit
British size in clothes or shoesa narrow fitting

Derived Forms

fittingly, adverbfittingness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for unfitting (2 of 2)

unfit

/ (ʌnˈfɪt) /

adjective

(postpositive often foll by for) unqualified, incapable, or incompetentunfit for military service
(postpositive often foll by for) unsuitable or inappropriatethe ground was unfit for football
in poor physical condition

Derived Forms

unfitness, noun
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