unfitness

Definitions of unfitness
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n the quality of not being suitable

“the judges agreed on his unfitness for the appointment”
Antonyms:
fitness, fittingness
the quality of being suitable
Types:
disqualification
unfitness that bars you from participation
Type of:
ineptness, unsuitability, unsuitableness
the quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose

n lacking the power to perform

Synonyms:
inability
Antonyms:
ability
the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
Types:
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unadaptability
the inability to change or be changed to fit changed circumstances
insensitiveness, insensitivity
the inability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
incompetence, incompetency
lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications
incapability, incapableness
the quality of not being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
insufficiency
(pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally
inflexibility, rigidity, rigidness
the quality of being rigid and rigorously severe
crassitude, crassness
the quality of being crass--devoid of refinement
tin ear
insensitivity to the appropriateness or subtlety of language
callosity, callousness, hardness, insensibility, unfeelingness
devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness
unperceptiveness
the lack of insight and sympathetic understanding
unkindness
lack of sympathy
incapacity
lack of physical or natural qualifications
cardiac insufficiency, coronary insufficiency
inadequate blood flow to the heart muscles; can cause angina pectoris
Type of:
quality
an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

n poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)

Synonyms:
softness
Antonyms:
fitness, physical fitness
good physical condition; being in shape or in condition
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debility, feebleness, frailness, frailty, infirmity, valetudinarianism
the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment
the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
bandy leg, bandyleg, bow leg, bowleg, genu varum, tibia vara
a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)
anorgasmia
absence of an orgasm in sexual relations
dysphasia
an impairment of language (especially speech production) that is usually due to brain damage
asthenia, astheny
an abnormal loss of strength
cachexia, cachexy, wasting
any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
disability of walking
a disability that interferes with or prevents walking
astasia
inability to stand due to muscular incoordination
amputation
a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs
hearing disorder, hearing impairment
impairment of the sense of hearing
dysomia
impairment of the sense of smell
vision defect, visual defect, visual disorder, visual impairment
impairment of the sense of sight
descensus, prolapse, prolapsus
the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
hypesthesia, hypoesthesia
impairment of tactile sensitivity; decrease of sensitivity
genu valgum, knock-knee, tibia valga
an inward slant of the thigh
pigeon toes
disability in which the toes are turned inward; often associated with knock-knee
bandy legs, bow leg, bow legs
outward curvature of the legs
disintegration
a loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system
Type of:
health problem, ill health, unhealthiness
a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain

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