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UNFIT (unfitted, unfitting)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unfit mean? 

UNFIT (adjective)
  The adjective UNFIT has 3 senses:

1. below the required standards for a purpose
2. not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition
3. physically unsound or diseased

  Familiarity information: UNFIT used as an adjective is uncommon.


UNFIT (verb)
  The verb UNFIT has 1 sense:

1. make unfit or unsuitable

  Familiarity information: UNFIT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNFIT (adjective)


Sense 1unfit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Below the required standards for a purpose

Context examples:

an unfit parent / unfit for human consumption

Similar:

condemned (officially pronounced unfit for use or consumption)

subhuman (unfit for human beings)

unsuitable (not meant or adapted for a particular purpose)

Antonym:

fit (meeting adequate standards for a purpose)


Sense 2unfit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition

Context examples:

fat and very unfit / certified as unfit for army service / drunk and unfit for service

Similar:

maimed; mutilated (having a part of the body crippled or disabled)

dipped; lordotic; swayback; swaybacked (having abnormal sagging of the spine (especially in horses))

spavined ((of horses) afflicted with a swelling of the hock-joint)

flabby; flaccid; soft (out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance)

knock-kneed (having the knees abnormally close together and the ankles wide apart)

gammy ((British informal) sore or lame)

disabled; handicapped (markedly unable to function as a consequence of injury or illness)

crookback; crookbacked; gibbous; humpbacked; humped; hunchbacked; kyphotic (characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column)

crippled; game; gimpy; halt; halting; lame (disabled in the feet or legs)

broken-backed ((of a horse) having bones of the back united by a bony growth)

bandy; bandy-legged; bowed; bowleg; bowlegged (have legs that curve outward at the knees)

apractic; apraxic (having uncoordinated muscular movements, symptomatic of a CNS disorder)

afflicted; impaired (mentally or physically unfit)

Also:

ill; sick (affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function)

unsound (not sound financially)

unhealthy (not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind)

Antonym:

fit (physically and mentally sound or healthy)


Sense 3unfit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Physically unsound or diseased

Synonyms:

unfit; unsound; bad

Context examples:

has a bad back / a bad heart / bad teeth / an unsound limb / unsound teeth

Similar:

unhealthy (not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind)


UNFIT (verb)


Sense 1unfit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make unfit or unsuitable

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

disqualify; unfit; indispose

Context example:

Your income disqualifies you

Hypernyms (to "unfit" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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