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American English: /ˌənˈfɪt/
British English: /ʌnˈfɪt/


  • 1.1 (unsuitable) See examples: she is a totally unfit mother
    como madre es totalmente inepta or incapaz
    he was unfit for the job
    no estaba capacitado para el trabajo
    unfit for human habitation unfit for human consumption
    no apto para el consumo
    this is unfit for publication
    esto no se puede publicar
    esto es impublicable
    he's unfit to be a priest
    es indigno de ser sacerdote
    Example sentences
    • In a report, officers said many of the council's buildings were ‘of a poor standard, unattractive to young people, and some are unfit for purpose’.
    • Glasgow City Council's secure unit in Ayrshire is ageing and unfit for its purpose.
    • They advised the farmers to use canal water as the underground water was unfit for agriculture purpose.
    Example sentences
    • The former clerk of a small town council who was paid more than a Cabinet Minister was ordered to repay £195,000 yesterday after a judge told him he was unfit for public office.
    • If that's what Costa wants, he's unfit for office.
    • Kenneth Grant, prosecuting, said Peterson had been claiming income support and housing and council tax benefits after declaring she was unfit for work.
    1.2 (physically) See examples: you're unfit
    no estás en forma
    estás fuera de forma
    the doctor declared him unfit for work
    el médico dictaminó que estaba incapacitado para trabajar
    he was unfit to drive
    no estaba en condiciones de manejar or (Spain) conducir
    Example sentences
    • Physically unfit women at unhealthy weights have higher chronic disease risk.
    • Jocks respect physical prowess and look down on unfit people for being weak and lazy.
    • Seven backpackers briefly detained along with the eight taken by the rebels said they were allowed to go because they were physically unfit or lacked sturdy walking shoes.

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