inapplicable

[in-ap-li-kuh-buhl]

adjective

not applicable; unsuitable.

Nearby words

  1. inanity,
  2. inapparent,
  3. inappeasable,
  4. inappellable,
  5. inappetence,
  6. inapposite,
  7. inappreciable,
  8. inappreciative,
  9. inapprehension,
  10. inapprehensive

Origin of inapplicable

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

Related formsin·ap·pli·ca·bil·i·ty, in·ap·pli·ca·ble·ness, nounin·ap·pli·ca·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for inapplicable

inapplicable

adjective

not applicable or suitable; irrelevant
Derived Formsinapplicability or inapplicableness, nouninapplicably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for inapplicable

inapplicable

adj.

1650s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + applicable. Related: Inapplicably; inapplicability.

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