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  • n. The characteristic of being unfit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being unfit, in any sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of not being suitable
  • n. poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
  • n. lacking the power to perform


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  • The unfitness is in the soul and it's a taint and a disgrace.

    Rilla of Ingleside

  • He told Mr.. Thrale, without the smallest consciousness of presumption or what Mr. Square would term the unfitness of things, of his and

    Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale) (2nd ed.) (2 vols.) Edited with notes and Introductory Account of her life and writings

  • Given their non-military, hate the military status, presuming to attest to the "unfitness" of Republicans to be in office unless they are former military - the anti-American's chickenhawk taunt is sincere as their white asses going after Lt. Gov Steele, Lee Elder, Clarence Thomas as "not black enough".

    "They all hate Mitt."

  • Hugo's concept of fitness as a spiritual and social virtue cannot easily embrace the reality of the involuntary "unfitness" of those of us disabled folks who cannot ever expect to physically meet those fitness ideals without some seriously creative re-imagining of what "fitness" might be.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Then, worst of all, loyal subordinates “will not break his heart by telling him of his growing unfitness—they just try to make up for it.”

    Eisenhower 1956

  • Cancer diagnoses in middle-aged men and women have soared by 20% in a generation as screening picks up more cases and smoking, drinking, obesity and unfitness continue to take a toll.

    Cancer diagnoses in 40-59 age group soar 20% in a generation

  • They came at a fitting moment, just as Americans had been handed a report providing the fullest disclosures so far about the multiculturalist zeal that had driven Army and medical school superiors to smooth Nidal Malik Hasan's rocky way through training, promote him, and, despite blatant evidence of his unfitness, raise not a single concern.

    Major Hasan, 'Star Officer'

  • Whichever specific abomination proved the bees unfitness for survival doesn't matter.

    Ned Goldreyer: Requiem for a Bee

  • So he sat at table, perturbed by his own unfitness and at the same time charmed by all that went on about him.

    Chapter 2

  • With the help of Angle herself, of course, they made about as strong a case for Angle's unfitness for office as anyone could possible make.

    Do you want to live in "Sharron Angle's Nevada"?


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  • "And my own very apparent unfitness for the job, I was going to add; but you can't deny there's been bad luck to it, too. You know how unsuited I am to the work and how I hate it; and I've managed to fight along somehow."

    - Eugene O'Neill, 'Beyond The Horizon'.

    September 8, 2009