inapt

[in-apt]
adjective
1.
not apt or fitting.
2.
without aptitude or capacity.

Origin:
1735–45; in-3 + apt

inaptly, adverb
inaptness, noun

inapt, inept, unapt.


1. unsuited, unsuitable, inappropriate, unfit, inapposite. 2. incapable, clumsy, awkward.


1. appropriate. 2. capable.
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inapt (ɪnˈæpt)
 
adj
1.  not apt or fitting; inappropriate
2.  lacking skill; inept
 
in'aptitude
 
n
 
in'aptness
 
n
 
in'aptly
 
adv

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Example sentences
There are significant differences between climate change and those emerging issues, however, that make those precedents inapt.
We should be leery of drawing inapt lessons from the crisis to the current policy conjuncture.
The comparisons are somewhat inapt because principal and interest payments are not included in operating expenses.
The second case the majority relies upon is equally inapt.
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