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Etymology:

From inapposite +‎ -ness.


Noun:

inappositeness (plural not attested) The state or quality of not being apposite. 1898, George William Erskine Russell, Collections and Recollections: And certainly an apt quotation is one of the most effective decorations of a public speech; but the dangers of inappositeness are correspondingly formidable. 1908, Charles Whibley, American Sketches: To men and women excited by the details of the last murder they discourse of the existence of God in short, crisp sentences,--and I know not which is worse, the triviality of the discourse or its inappositeness. 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 718: ‘And then, your uncle made an inaugural speech at his first press conference which was of fantastic inappositeness.’


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