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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 ?
This region, which resembles one of the immeasurable steppes of Asia, has not inaptly been termed "the great American desert.
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.
Jarndyce and Jarndyce has been termed, not inaptly, a monument of Chancery practice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As has been widely remarked, ICT-mediated communication limits possibilities for socially constraining incivility and for minimizing the impacts of both misinformation and accurate, but inaptly shared information.
Democrats - how inaptly named - have decided to: 1) disrupt the free speech of conservatives wherever they've been invited to speak (we can't have these ideas of freedom - the Constitution and First Amendment, for example - infect our students) and 2) throw every outrageous accusation against the wall - the wall being ABC/CBS/NBC/MSNBC/CNN, New York Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Associated Press and newspapers such as The Register-Guard - and, regardless of the standards of evidence, see what sticks.
Scott's effect on the pre-Civil War South was so profound that Virginia's official state historian said a half century after the war that "the South of 1860 might not be inaptly nicknamed Sir Walter Scottland.
The inaptly named Los Angeles Lumber Products was a naval shipbuilder, and government regulations required naval shipbuilders to obtain surety bonds as a condition of bidding on government contracts.
Yet not only insofar as Zelenka is not the Czech Bach, as he has of late, rather inaptly, been labelled - just as Bach is not the German Zelenka - the respective extent to which their music is known starkly differs.