I came across this sentence but can't understand the meaning. I understand the individual words though.

No man was less fitted by temperament for the necessary drudgery and worry.

Could someone help please?


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We seem to be talking about a job: one that requires drudgery and worry.

He was the the most unsuitable man in the world for that job as it was not in his nature to worry or to do dull, menial work.

It is colourful writing and perhaps a little old-fashioned in its use of exaggeration. "No man" suggests "no man in the world". It's unusual to say any job requires or demands worry, but that is what "necessary" means here.

(colourful is 'colorful' in the US.)

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