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Definition 1: make unfit or unsuitable - [verb of change]

Samples where unfit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Your income disqualifies you

Synonyms for unfit in the sense of this definition

(unfit is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 2: not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unfit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fat and very unfit
  • certified as unfit for army service
  • drunk and unfit for service

(unfit is similar to ...) mentally or physically unfit

(unfit is similar to ...) having a part of the body crippled or disabled

(unfit is similar to ...) having abnormal sagging of the spine (especially in horses)

(unfit is similar to ...) (of horses) afflicted with a swelling of the hock-joint

(unfit is similar to ...) out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance

"he was too soft for the army" "flabby around the middle" "flaccid cheeks"

(unfit is similar to ...) having the knees abnormally close together and the ankles wide apart

(unfit is similar to ...) (British informal) sore or lame

"a gammy foot"

(unfit is similar to ...) having restricted mental or physical functioning as a consequence of injury or illness

(unfit is similar to ...) characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column

(unfit is similar to ...) disabled in the feet or legs

"a crippled soldier" "a game leg"

(unfit is similar to ...) (of a horse) having bones of the back united by a bony growth

(unfit is similar to ...) have legs that curve outward at the knees

(unfit is similar to ...) having uncoordinated muscular movements, symptomatic of a CNS disorder

(means also ...) not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind

"unhealthy ulcers"

(means also ...) not sound financially

"unsound banking practices"

(means also ...) affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

"ill from the monotony of his suffering"

Definition 3: below the required standards for a purpose - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unfit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an unfit parent
  • unfit for human consumption

(unfit is similar to ...) unfit for human beings

"subhuman conditions of life"

(unfit is similar to ...) not meant or adapted for a particular purpose

"a solvent unsuitable for use on wood surfaces"

Definition 4: physically unsound or diseased - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unfit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • has a bad back
  • a bad heart
  • bad teeth
  • an unsound limb
  • unsound teeth

Synonyms for unfit in the sense of this definition

(unfit is similar to ...) not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind

"unhealthy ulcers"

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