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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.
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in an unfit way
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References in classic literature ?
The history of Babrias is so strange and interesting, that it might not unfitly be enumerated among the curiosities of literature.
Morgan states in his introduction to the 1917 edition, the text was an instant "classic," adding that "its epoch-making influence may not unfitly be compared to that exercised by Darwin's Origins of Species'" (vii).
England may not unfitly be compared to a house, not very great, but convenient; and the several Shires may properly be resembled to the rooms thereof.