- 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.
- to render unfit or unsuitable; disqualify.
Origin of unfit
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1. inappropriate, unapt. 2. incapable.
- suitable or appropriate; proper or becoming.
Origin of fitting
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1. fit, meet, right, decorous, seemly.
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Examples from the Web for unfitting
Nor were the group assembled there, unfitting tenants of the spot.Barnaby Rudge
No, these were no common walls, yet unfitting to gaze on while you told a client you loved her.The Prisoner
It is said that she is unfitting herself to be a wife and mother.The Angel and the Author - and Others
Jerome K. Jerome
Obviously, then, the threatened place was unfitting for the Countess of Fleetwood.The Amazing Marriage, Complete
It was a savage way of putting it, which was not unfitting the scene.The Treasure of Pearls
- appropriate or proper; suitable
- 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
- (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
Word Origin and History for unfitting
1530s (adj.); c.1600 (n.), from present participle of fit (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper