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Meaning of INAPPLICABLE

Pronunciation:  in'aplukubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  not capable of being applied; "rules inapplicable to day students"
 

INAPPLICABLE is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: irrelevant, unsuitable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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; irrelevant. -- {In*ap"pli*ca*ble*ness}, n.
     -- {In*ap"pli*ca*bly}, adv.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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