Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not pertinent; unsuitable.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective inappropriate, not suitable for the situation

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

  • adjective of an inappropriate or misapplied nature

Etymologies

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negative in- + apposite

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