unfitness


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un·fit

 (ŭn-fĭt′)
adj.
1. Not meant or adapted for a given purpose; inappropriate: a solvent that is unfit for use on wood surfaces.
2. Below the required standard; unqualified: an unfit parent.
3. Not in good physical or mental health.
4. Biology Unable to survive or produce viable offspring in a particular environment.
tr.v. un·fit·ted, un·fit·ting, un·fits
To cause to be unsuited or unqualified: "Having run for president ... often unfits a man for lesser or more useful subsequent work" (Garry Wills).

un·fit′ly adv.
un·fit′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unfitness - poor physical conditionunfitness - poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
health problem, ill health, unhealthiness - a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
debility, feebleness, frailness, frailty, infirmity, valetudinarianism - the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
physical fitness, fitness - good physical condition; being in shape or in condition
2.unfitness - lacking the power to performunfitness - lacking the power to perform  
unadaptability - the inability to change or be changed to fit changed circumstances
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
insensitiveness, insensitivity - the inability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
incompetence, incompetency - lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications
incapability, incapableness - the quality of not being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
insufficiency - (pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally
3.unfitness - the quality of not being suitableunfitness - the quality of not being suitable; "the judges agreed on his unfitness for the appointment"
unsuitability, unsuitableness, ineptness - the quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose
disqualification - unfitness that bars you from participation
fitness, fittingness - the quality of being suitable; "they had to prove their fitness for the position"

unfitness

noun
Translations
عَدَم لياقَة أو أهليَّة
nevhodnostšpatná forma
det at være i dårlig form
slæm heilsa; vanhæfni
formsuzluk

unfitness

[ˈʌnˈfɪtnɪs] N
1. (= unsuitability) (for job) → incapacidad f, ineptitud f; (for use, purpose) → lo poco apropiado
2. (physical) → baja forma f (física)

unfitness

n
(= unsuitableness)mangelnde Eignung, Untauglichkeit f; (= incompetence)Unfähigkeit f
(= unhealthiness)mangelnde Fitness; (for military service) → Untauglichkeit f

unfit

(anˈfit) adjective
1. not good enough; not in a suitable state. He has been ill and is quite unfit to travel.
2. (of a person, dog, horse etc) not as strong and healthy as is possible. You become unfit if you don't take regular exercise.
unˈfitness noun

unfitness

n. ineptitud, incapacidad, incompetencia.
References in classic literature ?
You will diminish them, indeed," returned the arch girl; "for never did I hear a more unworthy conjunction of execution and language than that to which I have been listening; and I was far gone in a learned inquiry into the causes of such an unfitness between sound and sense, when you broke the charm of my musings by that bass of yours, Duncan
Unfitness to pursue our research in the unfathomable waters.
And could I look upon her without compassion, seeing her punishment in the ruin she was, in her profound unfitness for this earth on which she was placed, in the vanity of sorrow which had become a master mania, like the vanity of penitence, the vanity of remorse, the vanity of unworthiness, and other monstrous vanities that have been curses in this world?
Many arguments might have been adduced to prove the unfitness of two such seemingly contradictory authorities, each having power to ANNUL or REPEAL the acts of the other.
Whenever she had thought of the minutiae of the evening, it had been as a matter of course that Edmund would begin with Miss Crawford; and the impression was so strong, that though her uncle spoke the contrary, she could not help an exclamation of surprise, a hint of her unfitness, an entreaty even to be excused.
The complete unfitness of the necklace from all points of view for Dorothea, made Celia happier in taking it.
So he sat at table, perturbed by his own unfitness and at the same time charmed by all that went on about him.
I should say that a walking suit in which one could not walk, and a winter suit which exposes the throat, head, and feet to cold and damp, was rather a failure, Clara, especially as it has no beauty to reconcile one to its utter unfitness," said Dr.
Although any man who had proved his unfitness for any other occupation in life, was free, without examination or qualification, to open a school anywhere; although preparation for the functions he undertook, was required in the surgeon who assisted to bring a boy into the world, or might one day assist, perhaps, to send him out of it; in the chemist, the attorney, the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker; the whole round of crafts and trades, the schoolmaster excepted; and although schoolmasters, as a race, were the blockheads and impostors who might naturally be expected to spring from such a state of things, and to flourish in it; these Yorkshire schoolmasters were the lowest and most rotten round in the whole ladder.
The small quantity of cultivated land in the whole line of valley, does not so much depend on inequalities of level, and consequent unfitness for irrigation, as on the small supply of water.
The lords of the bedchamber, who were to carry his Majesty's train felt about on the ground, as if they were lifting up the ends of the mantle; and pretended to be carrying something; for they would by no means betray anything like simplicity, or unfitness for their office.
That to sell Bibles was strictly lawful by all laws both Divine and human, and consequently there was no unfitness in it.