Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being unapt, in any sense.

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Examples

  • In its unreadiness and unaptness to receive instruction in and about the concernments of it.

    Pneumatologia

  • I hate the look of disorder, because it shows either a contempt for details or an unaptness for spiritual life.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • The bent of his intellect was classical, as we see in his astonishing _Observations on the Art of English Poesy_, in which he sets out to demonstrate "the unaptness of rhyme in poesy."

    The Art of Letters

  • A "yearning after God," or supreme and universal good, unconsciously cherished through the earlier stages of the history, keeps this mind from utterly dissipating itself; and, which seems to us the only point in which the coherence fails, there is added an unaptness for love, a mere perception of the beautiful, the perception being felt more precious than its object ....

    Famous Reviews

  • His very lack of personal sensitiveness, his unaptness to be moved by the pathetic appeal of the individual, might have been made a shield for his own peace; but he laid that shield down, and bared his breast to the sharp arrows; and in his noble madness to redress the wrongs of the world he was, perhaps, more like one of his great generous knights than he himself ever suspected.

    At Large

  • There is indeed a consciousness of immoral conditions of humanity, yea, of a natural unaptness for the good; but these conditions are almost always attributed to mere civic and individual degeneracy, and this unaptness is confined to barbarians and slaves.

    Christian Ethics. Volume I.���History of Ethics.

  • Either from overboldness in the metaphors, or from some unaptness in the material of them, I have to confess that my mind rather rebels against these stretches of poetical prerogative.

    Shakespeare His Life Art And Characters

  • By the confusion which had reigned in my brain these two days, by the tastelessness of my Bible, by the unaptness for prayer, I knew, I knew, I could not go in the name of my Lord, for it would be to unfit myself for his work.

    Daisy

  • _ ''Tis true that to divorce upon extreme necessity, when, through the perverseness or the apparent unaptness of either, the continuance can be to both no good at all, but an intolerable injury and temptation to the wronged and the defrauded, to divorce then there is a book that writes it lawful.

    The Life of John Milton Volume 3 1643-1649

  • 'Tis true that to divorce upon extreme necessity, when, through the perverseness or the apparent unaptness of either, the continuance can be to both no good at all, but an intolerable injury and temptation to the wronged and the defrauded, to divorce then there is a book that writes it lawful.

    The Life of John Milton

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