inapt

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inapt

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.

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 ?
We owed so much to Herbert's ever cheerful industry and readiness, that I often wondered how I had conceived that old idea of his inaptitude, until I was one day enlightened by the reflection, that perhaps the inaptitude had never been in him at all, but had been in me.
The first might proceed from sinister designs in the leading members of a few of the State legislatures; the last would suppose a fixed and rooted disaffection in the great body of the people, which will either never exist at all, or will, in all probability, proceed from an experience of the inaptitude of the general government to the advancement of their happiness in which event no good citizen could desire its continuance.
nor in their ambitions, but in something more profound, in her own inaptitude, and above all, in her mother's temperament.
The mistress of the house, meanwhile, as is usual with persons of her stiff and unmalleable cast, stood mostly aside; willing to lend her aid, yet conscious that her natural inaptitude would be likely to impede the business in hand.
The beautiful laws of time and space, once dislocated by our inaptitude, are holes and dens.
Yet there was a remarkable gentleness and childishness about these people, a special inaptitude for any kind of sharp practice, and an untiring readiness to help and pity one another, deserving often of as much respect, and always of as much generous construction, as the every- day virtues of any class of people in the world.
Brown, seeing the boy's inaptitude for female guidance, had decided in Benjy's favour, and from thenceforth the old man was Tom's dry nurse.
He is grown up--he is at least as old as I am--but in simplicity, and freshness, and enthusiasm, and a fine guileless inaptitude for all worldly affairs, he is a perfect child."
Des l'entree en vigueur de la loi 52-05 ces mesures securitaires ont ete renforcees et codifiees pour ramener l'ordre dans les routes marocaines, les mesures concernant le conducteur, surtout le control medical ont permet de depister beaucoup d'inaptitudes qui ont reste inconnues jusqu'au jour de la visite medicale, heureusement un certains nombre parmi ces inaptitudes ont ete corrigees et d'autres sont restee definitives ce qui a necessite la suppression de ces permis de conduire.