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unsuited; incapable; clumsy; inappropriate: His inapt response did not address the issue.
Not to be confused with:
inept – bungling; stupid; inane; foolish; unskillful: His inept handling of the ball cost them the game.
1. Inappropriate: an inapt remark.
2. Inept: inapt handling of the project.
1. not apt or fitting; inappropriate
2. lacking skill; inept
inˈaptiˌtude, inˈaptness n
1. not apt or fitting.
2. without aptitude or capacity.
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|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"
1. Not suited to circumstances:
improper, inappropriate, incongruous, inept, malapropos, unapt, unbecoming, unbefitting, unfit, unseemly, unsuitable.
Idiom: out of place.