- an inapt analogy
Examples of inapt in a Sentence
an inapt but well-meaning attempt to inject some humor into the proceedings
a recruit who was utterly inapt for most soldierly duties, so he spent most of his time playing in the army band
Recent Examples of inapt from the Web
To the few hundred American oddballs who draw funny pictures for a living, there’s never been a more hilariously inapt portrait of a cartoon professional than the one described above, inked by the great B. Kliban late in his career.
Ultimately, Kwok suggests, the Lego comparison may be inapt, partly because parts don’t always fit together well in cells and may integrate into them in unpredictable ways.
Anyway, improbably enough, my garden box sits right in the center of the yard, like an unburied casket — not an entirely inapt metaphor considering my morbid agricultural past.
It is filled with mayhem, but avoids grisly violence — at least until the finale pulls out some gory, and not inapt, punch lines.
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amiss, graceless, improper, inapposite, inappropriate, incongruous, incorrect, indecorous, inept, infelicitous, malapropos, perverse, unapt, unbecoming, unfit, unhappy, unseemly, unsuitable, untoward, wrong;
out of place, out of the way;
INAPT Defined for English Language Learners
: not appropriate or suitable : not apt
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