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misfit

noun [C] uk   /ˈmɪs.fɪt/ us  
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 like a misfit. I was a bit of a social misfit at college because I didn't like going out at night.
Translations of “misfit”
in Spanish inadaptado…
in French inadapté/-ée…
in German der Eigenbrötler…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不適應環境的人, 不為別人接受的人…
in Russian изгой…
in Turkish sıradışı/uyumsuz/uygunsuz kişi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不适应环境的人, 不为别人接受的人…
in Polish odmieniec…
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