inapt

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adjective in·apt \(ˌ)i-ˈnapt\

Definition of inapt

  1. :  not apt:a :  not suitable an inapt analogyb :  inept

inaptly

play \(ˌ)i-ˈnap(t)-lē\ adverb

inaptness

play \(ˌ)i-ˈnapt-nəs\ noun

Examples of inapt in a Sentence

  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


INAPT Defined for English Language Learners

inapt

play
adjective

Definition of inapt for English Language Learners

  • : not appropriate or suitable : not apt



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