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1. Inappropriate: an inapt remark.
2. Inept: inapt handling of the project.

in·apt′ly adv.
in·apt′ness n.
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Noun1.inaptness - inappropriateness; "greater inaptness of expression would be hard to imagine"
inappropriateness, unworthiness - the quality of being not particularly suitable or befitting; "he retracted nothing that he had said about the inappropriateness of either a corporeal God or a God who is a person"; "his praise released from her loud protestations of her unworthiness"
appositeness, aptness - appropriateness for the occasion; "the phrase had considerable aptness"
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(101) However, "[f] actors developed for this purpose are not necessarily relevant to cases, like this one, that do not present that tension." (102) Interestingly, the court could point to impeccable legal authority matching its conclusion about the Senate factors' inaptness. The Senate report itself declared that vote denial cases "would not necessarily involve the same factors as the courts have utilized when dealing with" vote dilution.
More importantly, however, outside of government, the incidents were taken as further indication for the overall inaptness of 'the government' to keep their own data secure and let to an opening for civil society to counter governmental attempts to use malware for political means themselves.
Central governments in both the cases were famous for rampant corruption, inaptness and considered to be puppets of the United States and therefore did not have the public support.11
No wonder the media is rife with crass comments against the government for its inaptness at handling the 'food affairs' of the locals!
(88) And this leads us to make ambitious assumptions about responsibility and justification, for example concerning the inaptness of blamed (89) Yet we also find ourselves deeply uncomfortable with these intuitions.
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Wallensteen (2002) stated that conflict resolution is to make efforts to remove the inappropriateness or solve the inaptness of the conflict.
The incapacity of use means practically the inaptness to be a subject of law (it is about a decrease of the legal personality), when the incapacity of exercise is the inaptitude of the person to exercise by herself a right already obtained.
The patients said that due to inaptness and irresponsible attitude of the hospital administration they failed to deposit the outstanding bills causing a lot of hardship to them.
Nevertheless, there were some reservations from some sections, primarily educated under western systems of education, regarding the inaptness of Islamist forces to deal impartially with the diversified religio-social and cultural traits of Pakistani society.4 Apparently, it seems difficult that any single political, social or religious group can tolerate and help other group with an open heart to live and prosper in peace.
Eugene Bereza from the Canadian Medical Association called the criminal law a "blunt instrument and very difficult to change" (175) and in 2004 suggested that all prohibited activities be moved to the category of controlled activities in the name of "flexibility." (176) Legal scholars also used this language to describe criminal prohibitions for ART legislation: Young and Wasunna cited the "inaptness of the criminal law", which was a "blunt instrument that is ill-suited to both the nuances and subtleties that pervade the area," (177) while Healy cited the "crude bluntness of the criminal law as an instrument of social control." (178)