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misfit

[ mis-fit for 1; mis-fit, mis-fit for 2; mis-fit for 3 ]SEE DEFINITION OF misfit

Synonyms for misfit

  • bohemian
  • dissenter
  • dropout
  • eccentric
  • freak
  • oddball
  • outsider
  • weirdo
  • beatnik
  • dissident
  • individualist
  • loser
  • offbeat
  • different breed
  • fish out of water
  • lone wolf
  • odd man out
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MISFIT

He had no fences and would employ any misfit or doubtful that came along.

But I ask you: if we get on a ship, you can keep it from shooting the Misfit ships?

One of the worst times had come during an attack by Misfit ships.

Their misfit coats were heavy with melted snow and turned up at the collars.

Social economy the thing is called; which makes the eighth misfit.

In her place she left a son, and the son was more of a misfit than the mother who bore him.

She's a misfit in that household—a dear, quaint little soul!

There's no such thing as a misfit at the school, not permanently.

But there's no telling what he'd have done with misfit Christmas gifts.

If they were a misfit, Fanny would have to suffer them as best she could.

WORD ORIGIN

1823, "garment which does not fit the person for whom it was intended;" see mis- (1) + fit (n.1). Meaning "person who does not fit his environment" is attested from 1880.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MISFIT

fish out of water

nounout of place
  • misfit
  • square peg in round hole
  • ugly duckling

oddball

adjectiveeccentric
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