Definition of inapt in English:

inapt

Syllabification: in·apt
Pronunciation: /iˈnapt
 
/

adjective

Not suitable or appropriate in the circumstances: a more inapt name I cannot imagine
More example sentences
  • In such circumstances it is inapt to burden the courts of Jersey with this case in any way.
  • Moreover, the use of ‘shall’ in the condition is inapt: the condition was not requiring, merely enabling, the indoor market to the held on up to ten days throughout the year over and above Saturdays and Sundays.
  • The expression ‘cost of reinstatement, repair or replacement’ is wholly apt in relation to buildings, fixtures, fittings and goods, but wholly inapt in relation to economic loss.

Derivatives

inaptitude

noun
More example sentences
  • There are other questions and inaptitude that go unanswered except to allow a movie to tie up loose ends quickly and move the plot along.
  • If antirelationality is inherent in all homoness, then Beckett's ‘contagious destruction of relations’ and ‘subversion of relationality’ figure productively in that inherent inaptitude.
  • The constructed legal rationale then is the causal contingency of possession, use, and ‘mental defects’ or ‘characterological inaptitude.’

inaptly

adverb
More example sentences
  • The opening episode, inaptly called ‘Rocking the Foundations’, did not begin: it simply dropped viewers into the middle of a situation that had no evident origins.
  • Whisper it gently, but at last there are signs that common sense may prevail in the inaptly named ‘war on drugs’.
  • The East London News reported, ‘The week might not inaptly be called the week of strikes - coal men, match girls, parcels postmen, car men, rag, bone and paper porters and pickers.’

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