Definition of unfitness:
effeminateness, incorrectness, inaptness, softness, fogginess, blurriness, indistinctness, poor shape, unmanliness, mildness, untowardness, bad condition, inappositeness, infelicity, fuzziness, indecency, un, sissiness, mliness, gentleness, wrongness, balminess, unseemliness, agree, unsuitableness, inability, usual, effeminacy, womanishness, unbecomingness, indecorum, indelicateness.
But if, instead of saying if, we say although, and omit the word not, so that the sentence run although the children be so badly brought up they are to be trusted, we do two things: we indicate the general relation of cause and effect that exists between bad bringing- up and unfitness for being trusted, but we also, at the same time, take an exception to it in the particular instance before us.- "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
- "Love's Final Victory", Horatio.
- "The Eustace Diamonds", Anthony Trollope.