Definitions

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  • n. Want of adaptation; unsuitableness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lack of adaptation; unsuitableness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being not adapted, fitted, or suited.

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Examples

  • Other People's Words: From five to eight hours bodily contact in those magnetic elements which, when diverse in quantity and quality, produce physical attraction and passional love, promotes permanent unchange of individual electricities, and the absorption of each other's exhalation, leading directly to temperamental inadaptation, and to the married pair growing alike physically.

    Medical Common Sense and Plain Home Talk

  • Si son origine remonte probablement au debut de ce millenaire, l'Hotel-Dieu, lieu de charite au cœur de la cite qui jouxtait l'eglise Saint-Michel situee sur l'actuelle Place des Halles, ferma ses portes en 1748 pour inadaptation et insalubrite.

  • But still she had often occasion secretly to lament, that where there was so much of the form of worship, there was so little of its spirit and truth; and she sometimes felt an involuntary self-reproach, that her body should be in the attitude of devotion, while her mind was following her aunt through earth, sea, and skies, or pausing to wonder at the remarkable inadaptation of her prayers to the condition and wants of humanity in general, and especially to their particular modification in her own family.

    A New England tale, and Miscellanies

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