Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNFITNESS

And a second and a third month may only deepen the sense of ignorance and unfitness.

The unfitness would be increased by the short period during which they held office.

Candidates must only be proposed for their fitness, and opposed on the ground of unfitness.

Besides, their fitness or unfitness has nothing to do with it.

It's a sign of my unfitness for it that I'm able to abandon it.

Then a great burden of unfitness and helplessness came upon him.

He soon showed his unfitness for the duties of quiet government.

Unfitness to pursue our research in the unfathomable waters.

Pitt well knew his unfitness, and deplored the consequences.

Is this no evidence of the unfitness of the African for civilization?

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "not suitable" (in reference to things), from un- (1) "not" + past participle of fit (see fit (adj.)). Related: Unfitness. In reference to persons or human qualities, attested from 1550s. The verb meaning "to render unfit" is recorded from 1610s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNFITNESS

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.