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Emotional TonePlay
Misfit can have a negative, lonely feeling, often associated with exclusion or non-acceptance. SlideAs the new student, she felt like a misfit among her classmates.
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Not Always NegativePlay
In some contexts, being a misfit can be positive, showing individuality and non-conformity. SlideHe proudly considered himself a misfit among the corporate types.
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Common MisusePlay
Don't confuse misfit with misfitted; misfit is about social fitting in, not size or shape. SlideShe wasn't a misfit; she just preferred different hobbies than her peers.