unapt

adjective un·apt \ ˌən-ˈapt \

Definition of unapt

1 : inappropriate, unsuitable
  • an unapt quote
2 : not accustomed and not likely
  • a teacher unapt to tolerate carelessness
3 : dull, backward
  • unapt scholars

unaptly

play \ˌən-ˈap(t)-lē\ adverb

unaptness

play \ˌən-ˈap(t)-nəs\ noun

Examples of unapt in a Sentence

  1. has a knack for saying the most unapt things at the worst possible moments

  2. at this point an admission of guilt from him would be most unapt

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First Known Use of unapt

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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