Detrimental is a related term of unfit.
As adjectives the difference between detrimental and unfit
is that detrimental
is causing damage or harm while unfit
is not fit; not having the correct requirements.
As a verb unfit is
to make unfit; to render unsuitable, spoil, disqualify.
Causing damage or harm.
- Smoking tobacco can be detrimental to your health.
* (causing damage or harm) harmful, injurious; see also
* (causing damage or harm) beneficial
Not fit; not having the correct requirements.
:Jack cannot run, making him unfit for the track team.
Not fit, not having a good physical demeanor.
- I've become so unfit after stopping cycling to town.
To make unfit; to render unsuitable, spoil, disqualify.
*1851 , Herman Melville, Moby-Dick :
*:He [...] added that he was fearful Christianity, or rather Christians, had unfitted him for ascending the pure and undefiled throne of thirty pagan Kings before him.
*1946 , (Bertrand Russell), History of Western Philosophy , I.30:
*:These preoccupations unfitted the soldiers for the defence of the frontier, and permitted vigorous incursions of Germans form the north and Persians from the east.