adjective in·apt \(ˌ)i-ˈnapt\

: not appropriate or suitable : not apt

Full Definition of INAPT

:  not apt:
a :  not suitable <an inapt analogy>
b :  inept
in·apt·ly \-ˈnap(t)-lē\ adverb
in·apt·ness \-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>

First Known Use of INAPT

circa 1670


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