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inapt

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adjective in·apt \(ˌ)i-ˈnapt\

Simple Definition of inapt

  • : not appropriate or suitable : not apt

Full Definition of inapt

  1. :  not apt: a :  not suitable <an inapt analogy> b :  inept

in·apt·ly play \-ˈnap(t)-lē\ adverb
in·apt·ness play \-nəs\ noun

Examples of inapt

  1. <an inapt but well-meaning attempt to inject some humor into the proceedings>

  2. <a recruit who was utterly inapt for most soldierly duties, so he spent most of his time playing in the army band>



Circa 1670

First Known Use of inapt

circa 1670



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