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English noun: unfitness

1. unfitness (state) poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)


Broader (hypernym)health problem, ill health, unhealthiness

Narrower (hyponym)debility, disability, disablement, feebleness, frailness, frailty, handicap, impairment, infirmity, valetudinarianism

Antonymsphysical fitness, fitness

2. unfitness (attribute) lacking the power to perform


Broader (hypernym)quality

Narrower (hyponym)incapability, incapableness, incompetence, incompetency, insensitiveness, insensitivity, insufficiency, unadaptability


3. unfitness (attribute) the quality of not being suitable

SamplesThe judges agreed on his unfitness for the appointment.

Broader (hypernym)ineptness, unsuitability, unsuitableness

Narrower (hyponym)disqualification

Antonymsfitness, fittingness

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