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unapt

[ uhn-apt ]
/ ʌnˈæpt /
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adjective

not appropriate; unfit; unsuitable: an unapt answer.
not prone, likely, or disposed: She is unapt to waste what she has accumulated with such effort.
deficient in aptitude or capacity; slow; dull: an unapt student.

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Origin of unapt

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at un-1, apt
un·apt·ly, adverbun·apt·ness, noun
inapt, inept, unapt
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British Dictionary definitions for unapt

unapt
/ (ʌnˈæpt) /

adjective

(usually postpositive often foll by for) not suitable or qualified; unfitted
mentally slow
(postpositive; may take an infinitive) not disposed or likely (to)
unaptly, adverbunaptness, noun
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