disqualify vs unfit what difference

what is difference between disqualify and unfit

English

Etymology

From dis- +‎ qualify

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsˈkwɒlɪfaɪ/

Verb

disqualify (third-person singular simple present disqualifies, present participle disqualifying, simple past and past participle disqualified)

  1. (transitive) To make ineligible for something.
    My age disqualifies me for the position.
  2. (transitive) To exclude from consideration by the explicit revocation of a previous qualification.
    The athlete was disqualified after performance-enhancing drugs were found in his hotel room.

Related terms

  • disqualification

Translations



English

Etymology

From un- +‎ fit.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ʌnˈfɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Adjective

unfit (comparative unfitter or more unfit, superlative unfittest or most unfit)

  1. Not fit; not having the correct requirements.
    Synonym: unsuitable
    Antonyms: fit, suitable
  2. Not fit, not having a good physical demeanor.
    Synonym: out of shape
    Antonyms: fit, in shape

Derived terms

  • unfitly
  • unfitness

Translations

Verb

unfit (third-person singular simple present unfits, present participle unfitting, simple past and past participle unfitted)

  1. To make unfit; to render unsuitable, spoil, disqualify.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
      He […] added that he was fearful Christianity, or rather Christians, had unfitted him for ascending the pure and undefiled throne of thirty pagan Kings before him.
    • 1946, Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, I.30:
      These preoccupations unfitted the soldiers for the defence of the frontier, and permitted vigorous incursions of Germans form the north and Persians from the east.

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