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inapt adj : not elegant or graceful in expression; "an awkward prose style"; "a clumsy apology"; "his cumbersome writing style"; "if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?" [syn: awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inept, ill-chosen]

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  1. Unapt; not apt; unsuitable; inept.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

artless, awkward, bad, banal, clumsy, flat, futile, gauche, half-assed, ill-adapted, ill-advised, ill-assorted, ill-chosen, ill-considered, ill-fitted, ill-matched, ill-sorted, ill-suited, ill-timed, impolitic, improper, inadept, inadmissible, inadvisable, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inattentive, incongruous, inefficient, inept, inexpedient, inexpert, infelicitous, inopportune, insipid, irrelevant, jejune, mal a propos, maladjusted, maladroit, malapropos, mediocre, misjoined, mismatched, mismated, misplaced, out of character, out of joint, out of keeping, out of line, out of place, out of proportion, out of season, out of time, out of tune, pedestrian, poor, skill-less, thoughtless, unadapted, unapt, unbecoming, unbefitting, undeft, undesirable, undexterous, undextrous, undue, unfacile, unfit, unfitted, unfitting, unfortunate, unhandy, unhappy, unintelligent, unmeet, unproficient, unprofitable, unqualified, unseasonable, unseemly, unskillful, unsuitable, unsuited, untimely, unwise, wrong
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