Definition of Inapt

1. Adjective. Not elegant or graceful in expression. "If the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?"

Exact synonyms: Awkward, Clumsy, Cumbersome, Ill-chosen, Inept
Similar to: Infelicitous
Derivative terms: Awkwardness, Clumsiness, Inaptness, Ineptness



Definition of Inapt

1. a. Unapt; not apt; unsuitable; inept.

Definition of Inapt

1. Adjective. Unapt; not apt; unsuitable; inept. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inapt

1. not apt [adj] : INAPTLY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inapt

inapprehensibility
inapprehensible
inapprehension
inapprehensive
inapproachable
inappropriable
inappropriate
inappropriate ADH syndrome
inappropriate affect
inappropriate hormone
inappropriately
inappropriateness
inappropriatenesses
inapproximability
inapproximable
inapt (current term)
inaptitude
inaptitudes
inaptly
inaptness
inaptnesses
inaquate
inaquation
inarable
inarch
inarched
inarches
inarching
inarguable
inarguably

Literary usage of Inapt

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1. Handbook on the Construction and Interpretation of the Laws by Henry Campbell Black (1911)
"20 inapt AND INACCURATE LANGUAGE 56. The use of inapt, inaccurate, or improper terms or phrases in a statute will not defeat the act, pro- V vided the real ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"FISH, CJ While some of the charges complained of contained inapt expressions, 1 am of the opinion that, when considered in connection with the entire charge ..."

3. The Equilibration of Human Aptitudes and Powers of Adaptation by Cyrenus Osborne Ward (1895)
"... the Economic Question — Examples where Chance was Cut Off— Theodosius — Agricola — Misfit of the inapt Ones — The Emigrant — Ballot a General but ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Bailments: Including Carriers, Innkeepers and Pledge by James Schouler (1897)
"Division of Depositum and Mandatum inapt. — But Sir William Jones, following Lord Holt, and Judge Story, the successor of both, have preferred discussing ..."

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