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  • adj. Not adaptable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That cannot be adapted; not admitting of adaptation; unsuitable.

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Examples

  • The potential for overreach of CISADA's "energy" classification may be reminiscent of restrictions and prohibitions on exports prohibited in pre-war Iraq, specifically when non-weaponized materials such as x-ray machines, entirely inadaptable to weaponization were characterized as "dual use" materials, the only significant result of that policy was to deprive sick Iraqi civilians of basic care.

    Sean Penn: A State Department That Can

  • Two or more population groups, each with its own special narrow and inadaptable culture and usually with a distinctive language or dialect, had been by the change of scale in human affairs jammed together or imposed one upon another.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • For the second time in human experience the inadaptable quality of the financial and proprietary organization produced a strangulation and an arrest.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • Utopian lines; there will be no illiterates unless they are unteachable imbeciles, no rule-of-thumb toilers as inadaptable as trained beasts.

    A Modern Utopia

  • During the last twenty years a peculiarly inadaptable type of building has been developed in Holland by a group of younger architects.

    The Art of the Exposition

  • And I have also suggested that the old lower class, the broad necessary base of the social pyramid, the uneducated inadaptable peasants and labourers, is, with the development of toil-saving machinery, dwindling and crumbling down bit by bit towards the abyss.

    Anticipations Of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human life and Thought

  • Utopians will be reasonably well educated upon Utopian lines; there will be no illiterates unless they are unteachable imbeciles, no rule-of-thumb toilers as inadaptable as trained beasts.

    A Modern Utopia

  • It had very high standards along the lines of its specialisation, but it was inadaptable and conservative.

    Mr. Britling Sees It Through

  • By May the lagging military science of the British had so far overtaken events as to realise that shrapnel was no longer so important as high explosive, and within a year the significance of machine guns, a significance thoroughly ventilated by imaginative writers fifteen years before, was being grasped by the conservative but by no means inadaptable leaders of Britain.

    What is Coming?

  • A brick wall is made to-day much as it was made two hundred years ago, and the bricklayer is in consequence a highly skilled and inadaptable specialist.

    An Englishman Looks at the World

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