misfit


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mis·fit

 (mĭs′fĭt′, mĭs-fĭt′)
n.
1. One who is unable to adjust to one's environment or circumstances or is considered to be awkwardly different from others.
2. Archaic Something, especially a garment, that does not fit properly.

misfit

n
1. a person not suited in behaviour or attitude to a particular social environment
2. something that does not fit or fits badly
vb (intr) , -fits, -fitting or -fitted
to fail to fit or be fitted

mis•fit

(mɪsˈfɪt for 1; mɪsˈfɪt, ˈmɪsˌfɪt for 2; ˈmɪsˌfɪt for 3)

v. -fit•ted, -fit•ting,
n. v.t., v.i.
1. to fit badly.
n.
2. something, as a garment, that fits badly.
3. a person who is not suited or is unable to adjust to a situation: a misfit in one's job.
[1815–25]

misfit


Past participle: misfitted
Gerund: misfitting

Imperative
misfit
misfit
Present
I misfit
you misfit
he/she/it misfits
we misfit
you misfit
they misfit
Preterite
I misfitted
you misfitted
he/she/it misfitted
we misfitted
you misfitted
they misfitted
Present Continuous
I am misfitting
you are misfitting
he/she/it is misfitting
we are misfitting
you are misfitting
they are misfitting
Present Perfect
I have misfitted
you have misfitted
he/she/it has misfitted
we have misfitted
you have misfitted
they have misfitted
Past Continuous
I was misfitting
you were misfitting
he/she/it was misfitting
we were misfitting
you were misfitting
they were misfitting
Past Perfect
I had misfitted
you had misfitted
he/she/it had misfitted
we had misfitted
you had misfitted
they had misfitted
Future
I will misfit
you will misfit
he/she/it will misfit
we will misfit
you will misfit
they will misfit
Future Perfect
I will have misfitted
you will have misfitted
he/she/it will have misfitted
we will have misfitted
you will have misfitted
they will have misfitted
Future Continuous
I will be misfitting
you will be misfitting
he/she/it will be misfitting
we will be misfitting
you will be misfitting
they will be misfitting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misfitting
you have been misfitting
he/she/it has been misfitting
we have been misfitting
you have been misfitting
they have been misfitting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misfitting
you will have been misfitting
he/she/it will have been misfitting
we will have been misfitting
you will have been misfitting
they will have been misfitting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misfitting
you had been misfitting
he/she/it had been misfitting
we had been misfitting
you had been misfitting
they had been misfitting
Conditional
I would misfit
you would misfit
he/she/it would misfit
we would misfit
you would misfit
they would misfit
Past Conditional
I would have misfitted
you would have misfitted
he/she/it would have misfitted
we would have misfitted
you would have misfitted
they would have misfitted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misfit - someone unable to adapt to their circumstancesmisfit - someone unable to adapt to their circumstances
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
anthropoid, ape - person who resembles a nonhuman primate
dork, jerk - a dull stupid fatuous person
addlehead, addle-head, birdbrain, loon - a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought

misfit

noun nonconformist, eccentric, flake (slang, chiefly U.S.), oddball (informal), fish out of water (informal), square peg (in a round hole) (informal) I have been made to feel a social misfit for not wanting children.
Translations
شَخْص عديم الإنْسِجام مع غَيْرِه
problémová osobnost
udskud
aszociális egyén
utangarîsmaîur
neprisitaikėlis
nepiemērots dzīvei sabiedrībā
problematický človek
uyumsuz

misfit

[ˈmɪsfɪt] N (= person) → inadaptado/a m/f
he's always been a misfit hereno se ha adaptado nunca a las condiciones de aquí, en ningún momento ha estado realmente contento aquí

misfit

[ˈmɪsfɪt] n (= person) → asocial(e) m/f

misfit

n (= person)Außenseiter(in) m(f); (= social misfit also)Nichtangepasste(r) mf; society’s misfitsdie Außenseiter der Gesellschaft; he’s a real misfiter ist ein sehr schwieriger Fall; he’s always been a misfit hereer hat nie richtig hierher gepasst, er hat sich hier nie angepasst; I felt (like) a misfitich fühlte mich fehl am Platze

misfit

[ˈmɪsˌfɪt] n (person) → disadattato/a, spostato/a

misfit

(ˈmisfit) noun
a person who is not able to live or work happily with others.
References in classic literature ?
They were aglow with loud-colored silken hangings, but the stone floors had nothing but rushes on them for a carpet, and they were misfit rushes at that, being not all of one breed.
The coat was a large one (it had belonged to his father); the hat was a large one (it was a misfit purchased as a bargain by himself).
Micawber, which sat tightly on him, as if his new duties were a misfit, I felt I had no right to be offended.
The rest of the story need not be shown in action, and indeed, would hardly need telling if our imaginations were not so enfeebled by their lazy dependence on the ready-makes and reach-me-downs of the ragshop in which Romance keeps its stock of "happy endings" to misfit all stories.
Jenny is named for a singer and Fanny for a beautiful dancer, but mother says they're both misfits, for Jenny can't carry a tune and Fanny's kind of stiff- legged.
She disliked the look of it immensely--churches, politicians, misfits, and huge impostures--men like Mr.
When at last she took me in I grew so fond of her that I called her by the other's name, and even now I think at times that there was more fun in the little sister, but I began by wooing her with contributions that were all misfits.
Thou hast a strange head that misfits thy body, fellow," he cried.
In the initial phase, it is The Misfit who states pity which denies him the ability to pursue at length the underlying significance implicit in what he sees, especially the mystery of his own being.
The Misfit is in fact a fully developed character with intelligible motives.
Particularly a misfit who doesn't really know she's a misfit until undergoing a religious epiphany?
Altman and Keillor are longstanding fans of the misfit, storytellers who build their narratives and ensemble casts from the fractured lives of small, imperfect people, folks unaccustomed to limelight, power, or wealth.