HyperDic: unfit

English > 4 senses of the word unfit:
ADJECTIVEallunfitbelow the required standards for a purpose
allunfitnot in good physical or mental condition
allunfit, bad, unsoundphysically unsound or diseased
VERBchangeunfit, disqualify, indisposemake unfit or unsuitable
unfit > pronunciation
Soundsahnfih't
Rhymesacquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > unfit: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningBelow the required standards for a purpose.
Examples
  • "an unfit parent"
  • "unfit for human consumption"
Narrowersubhumanunfit for human beings
unsuitablenot meant or adapted for a particular purpose
See alsoimpropernot suitable or right or appropriate
Oppositefitmeeting adequate standards for a purpose
Spanishinadecuado, inconveniente, inepto
Nounsunfitnessthe quality of not being suitable
English > unfit: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot in good physical or mental condition; out of condition.
Examples
  • "fat and very unfit"
  • "certified as unfit for army service"
  • "drunk and unfit for service"
Narrowerafflicted, impairedmentally or physically unfit
apractic, apraxicHaving uncoordinated muscular movements, symptomatic of a CNS disorder
bandy, bandy-legged, bowed, bowleg, bowleggedHave legs that curve outward at the knees
broken-backed(of a horse) having bones of the back united by a bony growth
crippled, halt, halting, lame, gimpy, gamedisabled in the feet or legs
crookback, crookbacked, humped, humpbacked, hunchbacked, gibbous, kyphoticcharacteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
dipped, lordotic, swayback, swaybackedHaving abnormal sagging of the spine (especially in horses)
disabled, handicappedIncapable of functioning as a consequence of injury or illness
gammy(British informal) sore or lame
knock-kneedHaving the knees abnormally close together and the ankles wide apart
maimed, mutilatedHaving a part of the body crippled or disabled
soft, flabby, flaccidOut of condition
spavined(of horses) afflicted with a swelling of the hock-joint
See alsoill, sickAffected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
unhealthynot in or exhibiting good health in body or mind
unsoundnot sound financially
Oppositefitphysically and mentally sound or healthy
Nounsunfitnesslacking the power to perform
unfitnesspoor physical condition
English > unfit: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningphysically unsound or diseased.
Synonymsbad, unsound
Broaderunhealthynot in or exhibiting good health in body or mind
Spanishmal, malo
Catalandolent, mal
Nounsunfitnesspoor physical condition
English > unfit: 4 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake unfit or unsuitable.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsdisqualify, indispose
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositequalify, disposemake fit or prepared
Spanishdesajustar, descalificar, incapacitar, indisponer, inhabilitar
Catalandesajustar, desqualificar, incapacitar, inhabilitar

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