inapt

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adjective in·apt \ (ˌ)i-ˈnapt \

Definition of inapt

:not apt:
a :not suitable
  • an inapt analogy
b :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

Recent Examples of inapt from the Web

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First Known Use of inapt

circa 1670


INAPT Defined for English Language Learners

inapt

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adjective

Definition of inapt for English Language Learners

  • : not appropriate or suitable : not apt



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