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inapt

[in-apt] /ɪnˈæpt/
adjective
1.
not apt or fitting.
2.
without aptitude or capacity.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; in-3 + apt
Related forms
inaptly, adverb
inaptness, noun
Can be confused
inapt, inept, unapt.
Synonyms
1. unsuited, unsuitable, inappropriate, unfit, inapposite. 2. incapable, clumsy, awkward.
Antonyms
1. appropriate. 2. capable.
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Examples from the web for inapt
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for inapt

inapt

/ɪnˈæpt/
adjective
1.
not apt or fitting; inappropriate
2.
lacking skill; inept
Derived Forms
inaptitude, inaptness, noun
inaptly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inapt
adj.

1744, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + apt. Related: Inaptly; inaptness.

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