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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Inappropriate: an inapt remark.
  • adj. Inept: inapt handling of the project.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Unapt; not apt; unsuitable; inept.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Unapt; not apt; unsuitable; inept.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not apt in kind or character; ill adapted to the purpose or occasion; unsuitable; not fit or qualified: as, a person inapt for a particular service.
  • Not apt in action or manner; not ready or skilful; dull; slow; awkward; unhandy: as, an inapt student or workman. Also unapt. See inept.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not elegant or graceful in expression

Etymologies

in- +‎ apt (Wiktionary)

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