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unfit

un·fit

unfit

 
pronunciation:
uhn fIt
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not suitable or appropriate for some purpose.
The water was judged unfit to drink.That outfit is unfit for a wedding.
antonyms:
fit, suitable
definition 2: not meeting a standard; unqualified.
He'd had no experience in government and he was considered unfit for public office.
similar words:
unqualified
definition 3: in poor physical or mental condition.
The students who were deemed unfit were required to take additional physical education courses.She was declared unfit and in need of psychiatric treatment.
antonyms:
fit
similar words:
soft
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: unfits, unfitted, unfitting
definition: to make unsuitable or inappropriate; disqualify.
His criminal record unfits him to be a judge.
derivations: unfitted (adj.), unfitting (adj.), unfitly (adv.), unfitness (n.)