not apt or fitting.
without aptitude or capacity.

Origin of inapt

First recorded in 1735–45; in-3 + apt
Related formsin·apt·ly, adverbin·apt·ness, noun
Can be confusedinapt inept unapt

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not apt or fitting; inappropriate
lacking skill; inept
Derived Formsinaptitude or inaptness, nouninaptly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inapt

1744, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + apt. Related: Inaptly; inaptness.

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