adjective Date: 14th century 1. inappropriate, unsuitable <
an unapt quote
2. not accustomed and not likely <
a teacher unapt to tolerate carelessness
3. dull, backward <
unapt scholars
unaptly adverbunaptness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • unapt — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Not fitting or suitable] Syn. unfit, out of keeping, inappropriate; see unsuitable . 2. [Not likely] Syn. improbable, not inclined, doubtful; see unlikely . 3. [Not skillful] Syn. slow, dull, unskillful, inept; see dull… …   English dictionary for students

  • unapt — adjective not appropriate in the circumstances. Derivatives unaptly adverb unaptness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • unapt — a. 1. Inappropriate, unsuitable, unfit, inapposite, inapplicable, irrelevant. 2. Unqualified, incompetent, inapt, ill qualified, dull, unskilful …   New dictionary of synonyms

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