un·​apt | \ ˌən-ˈapt How to pronounce unapt (audio) \

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

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Other Words from unapt

unaptly \ ˌən-​ˈap(t)-​lē How to pronounce unapt (audio) \ adverb
unaptness \ ˌən-​ˈap(t)-​nəs How to pronounce unapt (audio) \ 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, "On This Day: 14th June - England Succumb to West Germany in Classic Quarter Final," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of unapt

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unapt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unapt. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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