inapposite

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adjective in·ap·po·site \ (ˌ)i-ˈna-pə-zət \

Definition of inapposite

:not apposite :not apt or pertinent

inappositely

adverb

inappositeness

noun

Examples of inapposite in a Sentence

  1. that comparison is completely inapposite; there are no parallels between the two books at all

  2. a speech laden with inapposite anecdotes and unfunny jokes

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