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Definition of "ill-fitting" []

  • Not fitting well or correctly: ill-fitting trousers. (adjective)
  • Unsuitable or inappropriate: ill-fitting levity. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ill-fitting" in a sentence
  • "You see, all those out-of-date tops, ill-fitting jeans and giveaway t-shirts you've got stuffed away in boxes can be worn again by others -- but not if they're sitting in your attic."
  • "Yesterday's edition of the New York Post saw President Obama in Hawaii, clad in an ill-fitting polo shirt, board shorts, wraparound wire-rim shades, standard-issue White Sox cap, and (gasp) flip-flops--a breed of "wimpy" footwear the Post notes is "favored by his core demographic: college kids" and, the paper asserts, a presidential "first" ("I can't say I've seen a president's toes before," historian Jane Hampton Cook concurs)."
  • "However, thanks to monetary policy as loose and ill-fitting as an XXL jellaba, most of us were standing passively by while, in the international financial hub of New York City, the banks tossed vast sums of cheap, borrowed money into the ever greedier hands of millions who could never even qualify for an ordinary mortgage."