Share this entry

Share this page

unfitting

Syllabification: un·fit·ting
Pronunciation: /ˌənˈfidiNG
 
/

Definition of unfitting in English:

adjective

Not fitting or suitable; unbecoming.
Example sentences
  • There's something not quite unfitting about Microsoft relocating people to Europe's last dictatorship.
  • The remote village in Nalgonda district is an almost unfitting backdrop for the swank school building.
  • Perhaps Masaccio inserted the least creditable event in St Julian's life as a warning against reckless anger, yet it seems unfitting in an altarpiece partly in the saint's honour.

Derivatives

unfittingly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • It seemed that his death stood at the impasse of our days, unfittingly harbored in his ghostly life.
  • The tabloids condemned them, not unfittingly, as the curdled dregs of an outmoded caste.
  • Thus fear can be unfittingly directed at something that isn't really dangerous, or fittingly directed at something that is.

Definition of unfitting in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day prepotent
Pronunciation: prɪˈpəʊt(ə)nt
adjective
greater than others in power or influence