Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


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

  • adj. Not pertinent; unsuitable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. inappropriate, not suitable for the situation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not apposite; not fit or suitable; not pertinent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not apposite; not fit or suitable; not pertinent: as, an inapposite argument.

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

  • adj. of an inappropriate or misapplied nature


negative in- + apposite (Wiktionary)



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.