Definition of inapt
- an inapt analogy
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
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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;
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having a quality expressive of sadness
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