Definition of misfit in English:

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misfit

Pronunciation: /ˈmisˌfit/

noun

1A person whose behavior or attitude sets them apart from others in an uncomfortably conspicuous way: a motley collection of social misfits
More example sentences
  • It's been a long time since such a collection of punks, misfits and miscreants gathered together to worship such an influential act.
  • They were a collection of misfits and screwballs who became the terrors of the South Pacific.
  • There were young children who remained inside until their 40s and 50s with no specific diagnoses, incarcerated for being social misfits.
Synonyms
nonconformist, eccentric, maverick, individualist, square peg in a round hole
informal oddball, odd duck, weirdo, freak, screwball
1.1 archaic Something that does not fit or that fits badly.

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Syllabification: mis·fit

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