Definition of misfit in English:

misfit

Line breaks: mis¦fit
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪsfɪt
 
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noun

  • 1A person whose behaviour or attitude sets them apart from others in an uncomfortably conspicuous way: a motley collection of social misfits
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    • 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
    fish out of water, square peg in a round hole, round peg in a square hole; nonconformist, eccentric, maverick, individualist, deviant, exception, outsider
    informal oddball, odd fish, weirdo, weirdie, freak, bad boy
    North American informal screwball, kook
  • 1.1 archaic Something that does not fit or that fits badly.

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