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Definition of unfit adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    unfit

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ʌnˈfɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈfɪt//
     
    Exercise, Poor health, Being ill
     
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  1. 1not of an acceptable standard; not suitable unfit (for something) The housing was unfit for human habitation. The food on offer was unfit for human consumption. unfit (to eat, drink, live in, etc.) This water is unfit to drink. Most of the buildings are unfit to live in. unfit (to do something) They described him as unfit to govern. (specialist) Many of the houses were condemned as unfit. (specialist) The court claims she is an unfit mother.
  2. 2not capable of doing something, for example because of illness unfit for something He's still unfit for work. unfit to do something The company's doctor found that she was unfit to carry out her normal work. See related entries: Being ill
  3. 3(especially British English) (of a person) not in good physical condition; not fit, because you have not taken exercise The captain is still unfit and will miss tonight's game. See related entries: Exercise, Poor health
  4. opposite fit
    Extra examples She was found unfit for work. The house was declared quite unfit for human habitation. The prison service was declared ‘unfit for purpose’. completely unfit for our purposes He’s still unfit for work. I’m so unfit—I’m out of breath just from walking up the steps! The captain is still unfit and will miss tonight’s game. The company’s doctor found that she was unfit to carry out her normal work. unfit to govern/​rule/​stand trial/​drive
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: unfit