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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 ?
At this sudden and unexpected annunciation, a low, fierce yell ran through the multitude, that might not inaptly be compared to the growl of the lion, as his choler is first awakened--a fearful omen of the weight of his future anger.
I had not seen a coal fire, since I had left England three years ago: though many a wood fire had I watched, as it crumbled into hoary ashes, and mingled with the feathery heap upon the hearth, which not inaptly figured to me, in my despondency, my own dead hopes.
This region, which resembles one of the immeasurable steppes of Asia, has not inaptly been termed "the great American desert.
Newman was about to leave his place when he noticed in that obscure region devoted to the small boxes which in France are called, not inaptly, "bathing-tubs," a face which even the dim light and the distance could not make wholly indistinct.
Jarndyce and Jarndyce has been termed, not inaptly, a monument of Chancery practice.
Robert Southey (1774-1843), a voluminous writer of verse and prose who from his friendship with Wordsworth and Coleridge has been associated with them as third in what has been inaptly called 'The Lake School' of poets, was thought in his own day to be their equal; but time has relegated him to comparative obscurity.
as it certainly could not; for Miss Miggs's style of beauty was of that kind which Mr Tappertit himself had not inaptly termed, in private, 'scraggy.
Was the head of the US delegation Harold Hongju Koh, imagining things when he said the following: "Yesterday counsel for Cyprus colourfully but inaptly suggested that the United Nations Security Council was involved in the 'amputation' of Kosovo and 'dismemberment' of Serbia.
Charles Ellis (letters, June 14) - a veteran of the inaptly named "Operation Iraqi Freedom" - objects to the images of masked Iraqi insurgents at the University of Oregon Erb Memorial Union.
Never was a programme so inaptly named a well, not since The Greatest Story Ever Told anyway.
The key element in rationalism according to Oakeshott is a privileging of what he calls 'technical knowledge' at the expense of what he somewhat inaptly characterizes as 'practical knowledge':