Definition of misfit in English:

misfit

noun

  • 1A person whose behaviour or attitude sets them apart from others in an uncomfortably conspicuous way:

    ‘a motley collection of social misfits’
    • ‘This was set in a cheap boarding house inhabited by a collection of semi-human misfits, degenerates, and murderers, who were what they were because poverty had made them so.’
    • ‘Some find solidarity and comfort in the company of their peers, others are judged as outsiders and misfits and suffer accordingly.’
    • ‘Chaos greets a group of misfits and eccentrics as they return for a new term at a private girls' school.’
    • ‘There were young children who remained inside until their 40s and 50s with no specific diagnoses, incarcerated for being social misfits.’
    • ‘I believe it was to paint himself as a passionate misfit, a permanent outsider and underdog.’
    • ‘Not even I, the social misfit that I am, could resist his perfection.’
    • ‘Lonely teenage misfits with unconventional looks would have their personality revealed to everyone, leading to true love.’
    • ‘Early gay culture was like a refuge for all sorts of misfits and nonconformists.’
    • ‘They're all pretty good kids, but misfits in the outside world.’
    • ‘It was tempting to dismiss the demonstrators as a ragtag collection of belligerent misfits - and some of them were.’
    • ‘It's been a long time since such a collection of punks, misfits and miscreants gathered together to worship such an influential act.’
    • ‘One of the topsy-turvy things about Australia is the way people rush to identify themselves as an underdog or a battler, the way in which being an outsider, a misfit, is the conservative, establishment position.’
    • ‘He also spoke extensively on the subject of social misfits being sent to Irish prisons.’
    • ‘He works with a crew of other controllers who are your typical sitcom collection of misfits.’
    • ‘Similar is the rogue's gallery of misfits the hero is surrounded by.’
    • ‘However, living in such close proximity to what has turned out to be a motley collection of misfits and malcontents has me rattled.’
    • ‘The man upstairs's painted as a lonely misfit who's as perplexed by his role as everyone else.’
    • ‘Rita is an outsider, a teenage misfit who sticks out all the more next to the monotony of the lives around her.’
    • ‘They were a collection of misfits and screwballs who became the terrors of the South Pacific.’
    • ‘But when a run-down circus arrives in town to give its last performance, Joe discovers kindred spirits in its collection of dreamers and misfits.’
    fish out of water, square peg in a round hole, round peg in a square hole
    nonconformist, eccentric, maverick, individualist, deviant, exception, outsider
    oddball, odd fish, weirdo, weirdie, freak, bad boy
    screwball, kook
    wackadoo, wackadoodle
    View synonyms
    1. 1.1archaic Something that does not fit or that fits badly.

Pronunciation

misfit

/ˈmɪsfɪt/