inapt

[ in-apt ]
/ ɪnˈæpt /

adjective

not apt or fitting.
without aptitude or capacity.

Nearby words

  1. inappreciative,
  2. inapprehension,
  3. inapprehensive,
  4. inapproachable,
  5. inappropriate,
  6. inaptitude,
  7. inaptly,
  8. inarch,
  9. inarguable,
  10. inari

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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British Dictionary definitions for inapt

inapt

/ (ɪnˈæpt) /

adjective

not apt or fitting; inappropriate
lacking skill; inept
Derived Formsinaptitude or inaptness, nouninaptly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for inapt

inapt

adj.

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

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