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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.

fitted

[fit-id] /ˈfɪt ɪd/
adjective
1.
made so as to follow closely the contours of a form or shape:
fitted clothes; fitted sheets.
Origin
1730-40; fit1 + -ed2
Related forms
fittedness, noun
unfitted, adjective
well-fitted, adjective
Can be confused
fit, fitted (see usage note at fit)
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British Dictionary definitions for unfitted

unfitted

/ʌnˈfɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
unsuitable: unused to and unfitted for any form of manual labour

fitted

/ˈfɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
designed for excellent fit: a fitted suit
2.
(of a carpet) cut, sewn, or otherwise adapted to cover a floor completely
3.
  1. (of furniture) built to fit a particular space: a fitted cupboard
  2. (of a room) equipped with fitted furniture: a fitted kitchen
4.
(of sheets) having ends that are elasticated and shaped to fit tightly over a mattress
5.
having accessory parts

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 unfitted

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.

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