adjective /ɪnˈæpəzɪt/
inappropriate, not suitable for the situation

This remark, so ludicrously inapposite to, or rather, incongruous with, the purpose, for which I was known to have visited Birmingham, ... produced an involuntary and general burst of laughter;

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  • Inapposite — In*ap po*site, a. Not apposite; not fit or suitable; not pertinent. {In*ap po*site*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inapposite — I adjective alien, aside from the point, at variance, beside the mark, beside the point, clashing, disagreeing, discordant, discrepant, disproportionate, dissonant, extraneous, far fetched, foreign, ill adapted, ill timed, illogical, immaterial,… …   Law dictionary

  • inapposite — (adj.) 1620s (implied in inappositely), from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + APPOSITE (Cf. apposite) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inapposite — [in ap′ə zit] adj. not apposite; irrelevant inappositely adv. inappositeness n …   English World dictionary

  • inapposite — adjective Date: 1661 not apposite ; not apt or pertinent • inappositely adverb • inappositeness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inapposite — inappositely, adv. inappositeness, n. /in ap euh zit/, adj. not apposite; not pertinent. [1655 65; IN 3 + APPOSITE] * * * …   Universalium

  • inapposite — Synonyms and related words: adrift, beside the mark, beside the point, beside the question, extraneous, extrinsic, foreign, ill adapted, ill assorted, ill chosen, ill fitted, ill matched, ill sorted, ill suited, ill timed, immaterial, impertinent …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inapposite — in·ap·po·site || ɪn æpÉ™zɪt adj. irrelevant, inappropriate, out of place, not pertinent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inapposite — [ɪn apəzɪt] adjective out of place; inappropriate. Derivatives inappositely adverb inappositeness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • inapposite — a. 1. Irrelevant, inapplicable, impertinent, non pertinent, out of place, not to the purpose or point. 2. Unfit, unsuitable, inappropriate, out of keeping, out of place …   New dictionary of synonyms

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