unapt

adjective

un·​apt ˌən-ˈapt How to pronounce unapt (audio)
1
: inappropriate, unsuitable
an unapt quote
2
: not accustomed and not likely
a teacher unapt to tolerate carelessness
3
: dull, backward
unapt scholars
unaptly adverb
unaptness noun

Examples of unapt in a Sentence

has a knack for saying the most unapt things at the worst possible moments at this point an admission of guilt from him would be most unapt
Recent Examples on the Web This nickname would - to say the very least - prove to be unapt, as Bonetti would ironically resemble another family pet during the quarter finals: a dog, haplessly chasing after the ball in his penalty area with catastrophic consequences. SI.com, 14 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unapt was in the 14th century

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“Unapt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unapt. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

unapt

adjective
un·​apt ˌən-ˈapt How to pronounce unapt (audio)
ˈən-
1
: unsuitable, inappropriate
an unapt quotation
2
: not accustomed and not likely
unapt to run from danger
3
: not qualified or skilled
unapt students
unaptly adverb
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