Inapplicable In*ap"pli*ca*ble, a. [Pref. in- not + applicable.] Not applicable; incapable of being applied; not adapted; not suitable; as, the argument is inapplicable to the case. --J. S. Mill.

Syn: Unsuitable; unsuited; unadapted; inappropriate; inapposite; irrelevant. -- {In*ap"pli*ca*ble*ness}, n. -- {In*ap"pli*ca*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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