unfitness

unfitness
noun
1. lacking the power to perform
Syn: ↑inability
Ant: ↑ability (for: ↑inability)
Derivationally related forms: ↑unfit
Hypernyms: ↑quality
Hyponyms:
2. poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
Syn: ↑softness
Ant: ↑fitness
Derivationally related forms: ↑soft (for: ↑softness), ↑unfit
Hypernyms: ↑ill health, ↑unhealthiness, ↑health problem
Hyponyms:
3. the quality of not being suitable
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the judges agreed on his unfitness for the appointment

Ant: ↑fitness
Derivationally related forms: ↑unfit
Hypernyms: ↑unsuitability, ↑unsuitableness, ↑ineptness
Hyponyms: ↑disqualification

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