AskDefine | Define unfit

Dictionary Definition

unfit adj
1 below the required standards for a purpose; "an unfit parent"; "unfit for human consumption" [ant: fit]
2 not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service" [ant: fit]
3 physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth" [syn: bad, unsound] v : make unfit or unsuitable; "Your income disqualifies you" [syn: disqualify, indispose] [ant: qualify] [also: unfitting, unfitted]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Not fit; not having the correct requirements.
    Jack cannot run, making him unfit for the track team.
  2. Not fit, not having a good physical demeanor.
    I've become so unfit after stopping cycling to town.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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