Definition of Misfit

1. Noun. Someone unable to adapt to their circumstances.

Generic synonyms: Anomaly, Unusual Person
Specialized synonyms: Anthropoid, Ape, Dork, Jerk, Addle-head, Addlehead, Birdbrain, Loon



Definition of Misfit

1. n. The act or the state of fitting badly; as, a misfit in making a coat; a ludicrous misfit.

Definition of Misfit

1. Noun. (rare) An ill-fitting garment. ¹

2. Noun. A failure to fit well; unsuitability, disparity. ¹

3. Noun. A badly adjusted person; someone unsuitable or set apart because of their habits, behaviour etc. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive intransitive) To fit badly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Misfit

1. to fit badly [v -FITTED, -FITTING, -FITS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misfit

misfell
misfield
misfielded
misfielding
misfields
misfile
misfiled
misfiles
misfiling
misfilings
misfire
misfired
misfires
misfiring
misfirings
misfit (current term)
misfits
misfitted
misfitting
misfocus
misfocused
misfocuses
misfocusing
misfocussed
misfocusses
misfocussing
misfold
misfolded
misfolding
misfolds

Literary usage of Misfit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Uncle Walt: Walt Mason the Poet Philosopher by Walt Mason (1910)
"... misfit Face A CERTAIN man, who lived some place, was gifted with a misfit face; when Nature built his mug she broke all rules and tried to play a joke; ..."

2. Walt Mason, His Book by Walt Mason (1916)
"The misfit Face A CERTAIN man, who lived some place, was gifted with a misfit face; when Nature built his mug she broke all rules and tried to play a joke; ..."

3. Proceedings ... [1st]-2d Annual Conference ... 1910-11 (1910)
"There is entire agreement among educators as to the seriousness of the problems resulting from the presence of misfit children in the schools. ..."

4. Children of the Tenements by Jacob August Riis (1904)
"JOHN GAVIN, misfit JOHN GAVIN was to blame — there is no doubt of that. To be sure, he was out of a job, with never a cent in his pockets, ..."

5. Auditing Theory and Practice by Robert Hiester Montgomery (1912)
"misfit Cost-Keeping Systems: The initial work which usually falls to the lot of the self-styled accountant on his first incursion into the professional ..."

6. In this Our World by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1898)
"A misfit. O LORD, take me out of this ! I do not fit ! My body does not suit my mind, My brain is weak in the knees and blind, My clothes are not what I ..."

7. The Junior Highway to English: A Textbook for the Seventh and Eighth Years by Charles Henshaw Ward, Harold Young Moffett (1922)
"the Troy team had a little outfielder he was very small and a kind of misfit nobody paid any attention to him except to laugh at him for being so small one ..."

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