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  • n. The state or quality of not being apposite.

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  • n. inappropriateness


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From inapposite +‎ -ness.


  • To men and women excited by the details of the last murder they discourse of the existence of God in short, crisp sentences, -- and I know not which is worse, the triviality of the discourse or its inappositeness.

    American Sketches 1908

  • And certainly an apt quotation is one of the most effective decorations of a public speech; but the dangers of inappositeness are correspondingly formidable.

    Collections and Recollections

  • He came up a trifle red in the face, but laughing as usual, and the ludicrous inappositeness of the great loss, the unconscious cause of it, the baby's wonderful digestion, the assistant's distress, and the surveyor's calm but pallid self-control, made Jeremiah Dixon, dropping in at the minute, roar with laughter.

    Tales of the Chesapeake


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