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in·apt

inapt

 
pronunciation:
In aept
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not apt or appropriate.
antonyms:
apposite, apt, likely
similar words:
improper, unbecoming
definition 2: without aptitude or skill; inept.
antonyms:
adept
Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (adj.)inapt arguably, radically
(adj.)inapt + noun analogy, cheat, citation, mean, metonymy, phrase, planter, stroke, translator, waiver
derivations: inaptly (adv.), inaptness (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word inapt contains the following part:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.