Definition of inapposite in English:



  • Out of place; inappropriate.

    ‘the Shakespearean allusions are inapposite’
    • ‘Paddy Cunneen's music, screechily inapposite Irish jigs scraped out on one or two instruments, is as unhelpful as the by-now-clichéd Edwardian costuming.’
    • ‘It made me wonder what criticism was, or reviewing: perhaps the saying of inapposite things in uninteresting ways.’
    • ‘The ‘Duchess of Doom’ seems like an inapposite moniker for one whose accent is more the English south coast than south Kensington and whose blonde, good looks radiate charm.’
    • ‘Since the proposals were to be made in secret, and not in full glare of the Arab world, the UN floor would seem a highly inapposite point of discussion.’
    • ‘But while allowing that his book is superior in almost every way to your average music journalism, I wonder whether in choosing such an inapposite subject Ricks is not throwing into question the value of academic scrutiny.’
    • ‘He insisted that the data supplied by the claimants rested ‘on surmise and inapposite extrapolations from animal studies and industrial accidents’.’
    • ‘It is, of course, axiomatic that in this field we must be on our guard, when considering liability for damages in nuisance, not to draw inapposite conclusions from cases concerned only with a claim for an injunction.’
    • ‘Indeed, the test, it can be argued, is inapposite in many cases.’
    • ‘The use of the phrase ‘subject to licence’ is not wholly inapposite since it marks the need for the assignee to have a formal licence as part of his documents of title.’
    • ‘To these ludicrous features was added an intense and seemingly inapposite pride in his native country.’
    inappropriate, unsuitable, inapt, out of place, infelicitous, misplaced, misguided, ill-considered, ill-judged, ill-advised
    irrelevant, immaterial, not germane, not pertinent, inapplicable
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