- not apt or fitting.
- without aptitude or capacity.
Origin of inapt
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1. unsuited, unsuitable, inappropriate, unfit, inapposite. 2. incapable, clumsy, awkward.
1. appropriate. 2. capable.
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Examples from the Web for inapt
Everybody on TV seemed to like it, but I found it ... not exactly inappropriate, but inapt.Obama’s State of the Union Was Strong on Substance, Weak on Poetry
January 25, 2012
Its name is a rather indefinite, but not inapt characterization.The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1
John Charles Dent
Especially were I and my sister Eliza inapt in this particular.
My fellow servants were neither indifferent, dull, nor inapt.
The sentences were too long, the metaphors violent and inapt.
He is known by an offensive and inapt title—the green-tailed towhee.Birds of the Rockies
Leander Sylvester Keyser
- not apt or fitting; inappropriate
- lacking skill; inept
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Word Origin and History for inapt
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