inappositeness


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in·ap·po·site

 (ĭn-ăp′ə-zĭt)
adj.
Not pertinent; unsuitable.

in·ap′po·site·ly adv.
in·ap′po·site·ness n.
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Noun1.inappositeness - inappropriateness; "greater inaptness of expression would be hard to imagine"
inappropriateness, unworthiness - the quality of being not particularly suitable or befitting; "he retracted nothing that he had said about the inappropriateness of either a corporeal God or a God who is a person"; "his praise released from her loud protestations of her unworthiness"
appositeness, aptness - appropriateness for the occasion; "the phrase had considerable aptness"
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What I would suggest is that Johnson's allegation of anti-Aristotelianism is fuelled less by anxieties over mimesis than by barely articulated misgivings over the misapplication or inappositeness of 'industry' to poetical endeavour; and if the sine qua non of poetry is wit, then wit and 'industry' must perforce be put asunder.
I have elsewhere posited the inappositeness of these images in the case of child soldiers, where the faultless passive victim image dominates international legal and policy discourse.
The inappositeness of existing doctrine made the Court's treatment of the issue verge on comical.