from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something of the wrong size or shape for its purpose.
- n. One who is unable to adjust to one's environment or circumstances or is considered to be disturbingly different from others.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An ill-fitting garment.
- n. A failure to fit well; unsuitability, disparity.
- n. A badly adjusted person; someone unsuitable or set apart because of their habits, behaviour etc.
- v. To fit badly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or the state of fitting badly
- n. Something that fits badly, as a garment.
- n. A person who does not fit in comfortably with the surrounding situation or society; one who cannot conform or adjust to the circumstances in which he lives.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make, as a garment, etc., of a wrong size.
- To supply with something that does not fit or is not suitable.
- n. A wrong or bad fit; something, as a suit of clothes, that fits badly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone unable to adapt to their circumstances
That Rudolph, with his nose so bright, becomes a hero by leading Santa's reindeer on a foggy night is no matter to Professor George Giuliani, who claims that this isn't a cute little story; the rampant use of the word "misfit" aimed at Rudolph sends the wrong message to vulnerable children.
In near future Tokyo, on working-class misfit is training the other to be a judo fighter.
With this array of characters, the one that visually stands out the most as a misfit is Malfoy.
From this point on, the novel is part boarding school story, and part mystery, and while Scarlett does find new allies in American misfit Taylor, and gardener Jase, she’s very much always on the outside looking in.
We get to know the so-called "misfit" toys up close and personal, and discover that they, too, while different -- are at least as good if not better than more conventional toys.
Nine months ago, there were only about five of us watching: and, yes, they did suck, those few darn rag-tag misfit losers from McKinley High in Lima, Ohio, but we knew they would get better, gleefully so.
After all, a misfit was a misfit, no amount of pious endeavour, or even worldly wisdom, would cure it.
There are many misfits in the world, and you know a misfit is the cheapest and most useless thing known.
A poet is born a poet, as all the world is well aware; and your thorough-paced lawyer is not less born a lawyer; while the junction of these two most militant incompatibles clearly bears out the hackneyed quotation as above, with the final misfit, that is, "_non fit_."
Jonathan Demme's big-hearted, tragicomic portrait of a misfit is a homecoming for more than just Kym (Anne Hathaway), the damaged-goods sister of the titular bride.