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View synonyms for inapplicable

inapplicable

[ in-ap-li-kuh-buhl ]

adjective

  1. not applicable; unsuitable.

    Synonyms: inapposite, irrelevant



inapplicable

/ ˌɪnəˈplɪk-; ɪnˈæplɪkəbəl /

adjective

  1. not applicable or suitable; irrelevant


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Derived Forms

  • inˌapplicaˈbility, noun
  • inˈapplicably, adverb
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Other Words From

  • in·appli·ca·bili·ty in·appli·ca·ble·ness noun
  • in·appli·ca·bly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of inapplicable1

First recorded in 1650–60; in- 3 + applicable
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Example Sentences

AB 780 authorizes the governing board of a school district to render a city or county zoning ordinance inapplicable if the proposed use of property is to offer school district employee housing.

That gratitude is the expectation of favors to come was, in the case of Aristide, a cynical and inapplicable proposition.

But singular cases may exist wherein raillery is inapplicable, and of which it is not for us to judge.

They are inapplicable where the almost universal landlord is the state as in India.

They are inapplicable where the only capitalists are the landlords, and the labourers are their property, as in slave countries.

Therefore the method which Macaulay suggests is inapplicable.

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