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1. Not suitable or appropriate.
2. Not likely or liable.

un·apt′ly adv.
un·apt′ness n.


1. (often foll by: for) not suitable or qualified; unfitted
2. mentally slow
3. (postpositive; may take an infinitive) not disposed or likely (to)
unˈaptly adv
unˈaptness n



1. not appropriate; unfit or unsuitable.
2. not prone, likely, or disposed.
3. deficient in aptitude or capacity; slow; dull.
un•apt′ly, adv.
un•apt′ness, n.
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adj (= inappropriate)unpassend, unangebracht
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Bethink thee, man,'' said the Captain, ``thou speakest of a Jew of an Israelite, as unapt to restore gold, as the dry sand of his deserts to return the cup of water which the pilgrim spills upon them.
Indeed, could our readers fancy a bull-dog come unto man's estate, and walking about in a hat and coat, they would have no unapt idea of the general style and effect of his physique.
Over one arm, the lusty courser's rein; Under her other was the tender boy, Who blushed and pouted in a dull disdain With leaden appetite, unapt to toy.
But are we so far depraved, that we are wholly unapt to any good and prone to all evil?