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unfit

[uhn-fit] /ʌnˈfɪt/
adjective
1.
not fit; not adapted or suited; unsuitable:
He was unfit for his office.
2.
unqualified or incompetent.
3.
not physically fit or in due condition.
4.
Biology. pertaining to an organism or population that is not adapted to prevailing conditions or is not producing offspring in sufficient numbers to maintain its contribution to the gene pool of the next generation.
verb (used with object)
5.
to render unfit or unsuitable; disqualify.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; un-1 + fit1
Related forms
unfitness, noun
Synonyms
1. inappropriate, unapt. 2. incapable.

fitting

[fit-ing] /ˈfɪt ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
suitable or appropriate; proper or becoming.
noun
2.
the act of a person or thing that fits.
3.
an act or instance of trying on clothes that are being made or altered to determine proper fit.
4.
anything provided as equipment, parts, supply, etc.
5.
Usually, fittings. furniture, fixtures, etc., as of a building or apartment.
Origin
1525-35; fit1 + -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
fittingly, adverb
fittingness, noun
self-fitting, adjective
underfitting, noun
unfitting, adjective
unfittingly, adverb
well-fitting, adjective
Synonyms
1. fit, meet, right, decorous, seemly.
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British Dictionary definitions for un fitting

fitting

/ˈfɪtɪŋ/
adjective
1.
appropriate or proper; suitable
noun
2.
an accessory or part: an electrical fitting
3.
(pl) furnishings or accessories in a building
4.
work carried out by a fitter
5.
the act of trying on clothes so that they can be adjusted to fit
6.
(Brit) size in clothes or shoes: a narrow fitting
Derived Forms
fittingly, adverb
fittingness, noun

unfit

/ʌnˈfɪt/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) often foll by for. unqualified, incapable, or incompetent: unfit for military service
2.
(postpositive) often foll by for. unsuitable or inappropriate: the ground was unfit for football
3.
in poor physical condition
Derived Forms
unfitness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un fitting

unfit

adj.

1540s, "not suitable" (in reference to things), from un- (1) "not" + past participle of fit (see fit (adj.)). Related: Unfitness. In reference to persons or human qualities, attested from 1550s. The verb meaning "to render unfit" is recorded from 1610s.

fitting

1530s (adj.); c.1600 (n.), from present participle of fit (v.).

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