inapt inapt

Definition(s):

  • (adj) not elegant or graceful in expression

Usage(s):

  1. But the comparison to Vietnam took many observers by surprise, seeming not only inapt but also unnecessarily risky.
  2. But the comparison to Vietnam took many observers by surprise, seeming not only inapt but also unnecessarily risky.
  3. This is a needless exaggeration, as well as an inapt comparison of the threat facing the country in 1861 versus the threat that revealed itself in 2001.

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  1. "Although socially inapt and, no doubt, annoying, ...... (his) conduct did not approach sexual harassment. Persons who are socially tone deaf are not, by that characteristic, necessarily the equivalent of sexual harassment," wrote Justice Jaynee...
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Jaynee LaVecchia Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

  2. "Look at the circumstances he accepted the captaincy in. And in Australia specially in Sydney, Pakistan held the advantage on first three days but lost the match on the fourth day due to inapt performances from all sides. It is very sad that we lost...
    on Jan 11, 2010 By: Inzamam ul-Haq Source: Times of India

  3. "We have no reason to believe that Congress considered the added enforcement advantages flowing from inclusion of foreign crimes, weighing them against, say, the potential unfairness of preventing those with inapt foreign convictions from possessing...
    on Apr 26, 2005 By: Stephen Breyer Source: USA Today

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