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English definition of “misfit”

misfit

noun [C]     /ˈmɪs.fɪt/
someone who is not suited to a situation or who is not accepted by other people because their behaviour is strange or unusual : I didn't really know anyone at the party , so I felt a bit of a misfit. I was a bit of a social misfit at college because I didn't like going out in the evenings .Different and difference
(Definition of misfit noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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