misfit misfit  /ˈmɪs ˌfɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone unable to adapt to their circumstances

Usage(s):

  1. Movies often editorialize on this theme: the man who's a misfit back home but an efficient, imaginative killing machine on the battlefield.
  2. Recipe for a May blockbuster: teen misfit falls in love, disobeys a sympathetic father figure, battles monsters and stumbles toward a complicated manhood.
  3. The Allen persona the urban boy-chik as social misfit is, of course, an act, a put-on, no more the real performer than Chaplin's tramp or Jack Benny's miser.

News

  • Misfit, The Blind Doberman, Is Our Monday Miracle (PHOTOS)

    "Love is blind." Many times this refers to the way we see our objects of affection as perfect, despite the flaws others may notice. For Misfit, however, this happens in a very literal sense.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

Quotes

  1. "My lucky director Priyadarshan, who introduced me in Tamil movies, is giving me a break in Hindi films too. After my good debut in 'Lesa, Lesa', I was reticent about my career because of a nagging feeling I would be a misfit in cinema. Now with a...
    on Jun 13, 2009 By: Trisha Krishnan Source: Times of India

  2. Davis, whose parents moved to South Carolina when she was a child, said: "I felt like a misfit. I was in the South, everybody was blonde. I just didn't feel like I fitted in. It was sort of my way of fitting."
    on May 28, 2008 By: Kristin Davis Source: PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)

  3. Caravaggio was a violent man living in violent times, but, says the author, he was not "the freak, the misfit, the absolute outsider that he has often been painted to be".
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Andrew Graham-Dixon Source: The Economist

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