inapplicable inapplicable  /ɪ ˈnæ plɪ kə bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) not capable of being applied

Usage(s):

  1. An otherwise fine issue on extinction is thus marred by a gratuitous climate-change reference that is inapplicable and misleading.
  2. An otherwise fine issue on extinction is thus marred by a gratuitous climate-change reference that is inapplicable and misleading.
  3. An otherwise fine issue on extinction is thus marred by a gratuitous climate-change reference that is inapplicable and misleading.

News

  • Michael Hoexter: Loathsome Wall Street Deficit Hysterics: ‘Blame the Old and Sick, Not Us’ – Part 2

    While Pete Peterson and Bob Rubin have couched their campaign against Social Security and Medicare in the moral vestments of “fiscal responsibility”, they gloss over the macroeconomic financial reality of government and the requirement for deficit spending to maintain growth of the national and world economies.  The moral fervor that they apply is inapplicable to government programs: while it ...
    on November 28, 2013     Source: Naked Capitalism

Quotes

  1. Writing the court's opinion in the case, Justice Antonin Scalia said, "Iraq's sovereign immunity was restored when the president exercised his authority to make inapplicable with respect to Iraq any provision of law that applies to countries that...
    on Jun 8, 2009 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Washington Post

  2. "The Act does not restrict an abortion procedure involving the delivery of an expired fetus," Kennedy wrote in his opinion. "The Act, furthermore, is inapplicable to abortions that do not involve vaginal delivery (for instance, hysterotomy or...
    on Jun 3, 2007 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: The Argus

  3. Benmoussa accused Polisario of failing to seize an opportunity to make progress and "clinging to plans and proposals that proved inapplicable."
    on Aug 12, 2007 By: Chakib Benmoussa Source: Reuters South Africa

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