inapt


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in·apt

 (ĭn-ăpt′)
adj.
1. Inappropriate: an inapt remark.
2. Inept: inapt handling of the project.

in·apt′ly adv.
in·apt′ness n.

inapt

(ɪnˈæpt)
adj
1. not apt or fitting; inappropriate
2. lacking skill; inept
inˈaptiˌtude, inˈaptness n
inˈaptly adv

in•apt

(ɪnˈæpt)

adj.
1. not apt or fitting.
2. without aptitude or capacity.
[1735–45]
in•apt′ly, adv.
in•apt′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inapt - not elegant or graceful in expression; "an awkward prose style"; "a clumsy apology"; "his cumbersome writing style"; "if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?"
infelicitous - not appropriate in application; defective; "an infelicitous remark"; "infelicitous phrasing"; "the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy"

inapt

adjective
2. Not suited to a given purpose:
3. Lacking the qualities, as efficiency or skill, required to produce desired results:
Translations

inapt

[ɪnˈæpt] ADJ (= unsuitable) → poco idóneo; (= inapposite) → no pertinente

inapt

adjungeschickt; comparisonunpassend

inapt

[ɪnˈæpt] adj (remark, behaviour) → poco appropriato/a
References in classic literature ?
It was a sombre evening, with a lurid light in the sky; and as I saw the prospect scowling in the distance, with here and there some larger object starting up into the sullen glare, I fancied it was no inapt companion to the memory of this fierce woman.
Age and obesity had made her inapt for love, but she took a keen interest in the amatory affairs of the young.
Her defense was weak and inapt but she attained her object.
he asked suspiciously, noticing her tone of dreaminess and the inapt words.
While current NRA enthusiasts love to lay claim to the Panthers (Carlson 2013), the constitutional analogies are inapt.
Other equally inapt historical analogies have been used to argue against deepening U.
In a statement at that time, Cantor's chief executive officer, Howard Lutnick, said, "For us, there is no way to describe this compromise with inapt words like ordinary, fair or reasonable.
100) This difference at the systemic level explains why defamation is an inapt analogy for copyright.
In the rare decisions involving the privilege against self-incrimination, the courts found the statute inapt because the defendant invoking the privilege raised no claim or affirmative defense.
How inapt and deadly is the security forces response to any riots.
It's not an inapt analogy to compare this to lightsabres," boasts Harvard physics prof MiKhail LuKin, one of the big Know-it-alls involved in the project.
Inapt title for a family-friendly feature from Soul Surfer's Sean McNamara.