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Not pertinent; unsuitable.

in·ap′po·site·ly adv.
in·ap′po·site·ness n.
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not appropriate or pertinent; unsuitable
inˈappositely adv
inˈappositeness n
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(ɪnˈæp ə zɪt)

not apposite; not pertinent.
in•ap′po•site•ly, adv.
in•ap′po•site•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inapposite - of an inappropriate or misapplied nature
malapropos - of an inappropriate or incorrectly applied nature
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