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adjective [not usually before noun] unfit pronunciation in British English /ʌnˈfɪt/
  1. 1
    below the accepted quality or standard for a particular use or purpose
    unfit to do something:

    The boat was unfit to sail.

    unfit for:

    Most of the district's housing is unfit for habitation.

    1. a.
      not having the right qualities to do a particular job or activity

      an unfit mother

      unfit to do something:

      Summing up, the judge said that Brookes was unfit to hold political office.

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