from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not meant or adapted for a given purpose; inappropriate: a solvent that is unfit for use on wood surfaces.
- adj. Below the required standard; unqualified: an unfit parent.
- adj. Not in good physical or mental health.
- adj. Biology Unable to survive or produce viable offspring in a particular environment.
- transitive v. To cause to be unsuited or unqualified: "Having run for president . . . often unfits a man for lesser or more useful subsequent work” ( Garry Wills).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not fit; not having the correct requirements.
- adj. Not fit, not having a good physical demeanor.
- v. To make unfit; to render unsuitable, spoil, disqualify.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not fit; unsuitable.
- transitive v. To make unsuitable or incompetent; to deprive of the strength, skill, or proper qualities for anything; to disable; to incapacitate; to disqualify
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not fit.
- Not suited or adapted; not fitted.
- Wanting suitable qualifications, physical or moral; not competent; unable: said of persons.
- Synonyms Inapt. See apt.
- Unqualified, unmeet, unworthy, incompetent, insufficient.
- To make unsuitable; deprive of the proper or necessary qualifications for some act, activity, use, or purpose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. below the required standards for a purpose
- adj. not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition
- adj. physically unsound or diseased
- v. make unfit or unsuitable
The buzz on Cee Lo has been deafening, even if his new song has a title unfit for a family newspaper.
The winner, Daniel Barbiere, declined to take the free car - a teal, 1993 Saturn SL1, which he described as unfit for the road with 125,000 miles on the odometer, four bald tires, a cracked windshield and four shades of paint.
e_SDLqIt didn't fool me, Mario Huguet, 75, a psychoanalyst who called Mrs Thatcher a word unfit for publication, said after seeing the premiere.
Well, I see this "unfit" is taking Roland Martin's and Rowe's advise about how he can "try" to bring his campaign back up.
Mr. Smith said Newt has been called "unfit and unstable" by Romney surrogates, and that Mr. Romney had "mocked" the former speaker in Iowa.
Unfortunately, he could only think of a phrase unfit for the maiden's ears.
Children sent out into the word unfit physically or morally are factors detrimental to the best interests of society and to their own progress and prosperity.
The victorious invaders who occupied the southern provinces of Europe speedily lost their own forms of speech, which were broken down, together with those of the vanquished, into a jargon unfit for composition.
She grew up, I am sorry to say, a very unamiable person, ill-tempered, proud, stubborn, and, in short, unfit to make those around her happy or to be happy herself.
She grew up, I am sorry to say, a very unamiable person, ill-tempered, proud, stubborn, and, in short, unfit to make those around her happy, or to be happy herself.