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inapposite

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EtymologyEdit

negative in- + apposite

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AdjectiveEdit

inapposite (comparative more inapposite, superlative most inapposite)

  1. inappropriate, not suitable for the situation
    • 1817, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Biographia Literaria
      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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