1. noun /ˈmɪsfɪt/
a) An ill-fitting garment.

Just to be on the safe side, the Kremlin has also banned any of Putins serious critics from standing. Three unelectable misfits have been allowed to mount token challenges.

b) A failure to fit well; unsuitability, disparity.

She was very unhappy in and a misfit in the .

2. verb /ˈmɪsfɪt/
To fit badly.

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