Definition of inapplicable in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈapləkəb(ə)l/
Pronunciation: /inəˈplikəb(ə)l/


Not relevant or appropriate: the details are likely to be inapplicable to other designs
More example sentences
  • That fact makes certain legal rules formally inapplicable, and the novelty of the situation creates a dilemma for both the government and for immigrants.
  • It is believed that, in addition, the rule would be inapplicable if a clause respecting further advances to be made by the first mortgagee was brought to the second mortgagee's attention.
  • With a late tax return showing a tax underpayment, the mailbox rule is inapplicable.
irrelevant, immaterial, not germane, not pertinent, unrelated, unconnected, extraneous, beside the point;
unsuitable, inapposite
formal impertinent



Pronunciation: /ˌinˌaplikəˈbilədē/
Pronunciation: /inəˌplikəˈbilədē/
Example sentences
  • But although this piece consigns specific spheres for women, it is also simultaneously subverting the idea of ‘true womanhood’ and critiquing the inapplicability of such standards for many black girls.
  • But when we can realize the inapplicability of our ideas about who we are and what we need to be - our ‘non-existence,’ in Buddhist terms - then our genuine life can disclose itself unimpeded.
  • Given the inapplicability of statistical methods to macroscopic systems, it is true that associating entropy with the disorder of a room can be misleading.


Pronunciation: /-blē/
Example sentences
  • The word ‘landscape’ can't ever have been used so unsettlingly and inapplicably.
  • The soundtrack is used to an excellent degree of suitability and helps add an extra taste of pop-culture to the film's inapplicably strained style.

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Syllabification: in·ap·pli·ca·ble

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