I adjective alien, at variance, clashing, disagreeing, discordant, discrepant, divergent, foreign, ill-adapted, impertinent, improper, inadmissible, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incommensurable, incompatible, incongruent, incongruous, inconsistent, infelicitous, irrelevant, jarring, malapropos, misapplied, mismatched, misplaced, non valere, out of keeping, out of place, unapt, uncalled for, unconformable, unconsonant, unfit, unfitted, unfitting, ungermane, unharmonious, unqualified, unsuitable, unsuited, unusable, wrong II index collateral (immaterial), disproportionate, expendable, extraneous, immaterial, impertinent (irrelevant), impracticable, improper, inadmissible, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, inconsequential, inept (inappropriate), irrelative, irrelevant, unfit, unsuitable

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  • inapplicable — [ inaplikabl ] adj. • 1762; de 1. in et applicable ♦ Qui ne peut être appliqué. Théorie, décret, réforme inapplicable. Règle inapplicable à un cas (⇒ exception) . Procédé inapplicable en la circonstance. ⊗ CONTR. Applicable. ● inapplicable… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Inapplicable — In*ap pli*ca*ble, a. [Pref. in not + applicable.] Not applicable; incapable of being applied; not adapted; not suitable; as, the argument is inapplicable to the case. J. S. Mill. Syn: Unsuitable; unsuited; unadapted; inappropriate; inapposite;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inapplicable — (adj.) 1650s, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + APPLICABLE (Cf. applicable). Related: Inapplicably; inapplicability …   Etymology dictionary

  • inapplicable — [adj] not relevant extraneous, foreign, garbage*, immaterial, impertinent, inapposite, inappropriate, inappurtenant, inapropos, inapt, inconsistent, irrelative, irrelevant, remote, unsuitable, unsuited; concept 546 Ant. applicable, related,… …   New thesaurus

  • inapplicable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not relevant or appropriate. DERIVATIVES inapplicability noun …   English terms dictionary

  • inapplicable — [in ap′li kə bəl] adj. not applicable; not suitable; inappropriate inapplicability n. inapplicably adv …   English World dictionary

  • inapplicable — in|ap|pli|ca|ble [ˌınəˈplıkəbəl, ınˈæplıkəbəl US ınˈæplık ] adj rules, statements, questions etc that are inapplicable are not suitable, correct, or able to be used in a particular situation ≠ ↑applicable inapplicable to ▪ Most of the new… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • inapplicable — [[t]ɪ̱nəplɪ̱kəb(ə)l, AM ɪnæ̱plɪk [/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ to n Something that is inapplicable to what you are talking about is not relevant or appropriate to it. His theory was inapplicable to many underdeveloped economies. Syn:… …   English dictionary

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