[ UK /ʌnfˈɪtnəs/ ]
  1. the quality of not being suitable
    the judges agreed on his unfitness for the appointment
  2. poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
  3. lacking the power to perform
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How To Use unfitness In A Sentence

  • Under the old regime the nominated person himself applied for canonical institution; the superior made inquiry as to the applicant and, unless the inquiry disclosed unworthiness or unfitness, granted canonical institution according to the customary forms – most often by consistorial preconization. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip
  • Allowing the looting of Iraq's museums is another indication of our contempt for the Mideast - and our unfitness to rule it
  • It was necessary for his Honour also to reach a conclusion that the insobriety of Smith was such that the appellant knew or ought to have known of his unfitness to drive the vehicle.
  • But there were those also who, despite habits or inefficiency, slipped through even formal examination; commanders whose ships were run by their subordinates, lieutenants whose watch on deck kept their captains from sleeping, midshipmen whose unfitness made their retention unpardonable; for at their age to re-begin life was no hardship, much less injustice. From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life
  • Considering unfitness of the assumption , the paper developed a qualification adhered model using UDF ( user defined functions ).
  • The court also has a power to appoint new trustees and to remove a trustee for unfitness or misconduct.
  • But a Foreign Minister who allows it to affect judgment on policy issues of such consequence proclaims his or her unfitness for the office.
  • The female mood is susceptibly sympathetic to the fitness or unfitness of dress. Other Things Being Equal
  • These things may be evidenced by a conviction or caution for a criminal offence, or by the determination of another regulatory body of unfitness to practise.
  • ‘Paul has already made them see the unfitness of the unveiled head for woman, its immodesty and unwomanliness, and now, with that impression on their minds, he asks if it is proper to pray to God in such unseemly fashion’.
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