What does inept mean?

Definitions for ineptɪnˈɛpt, ɪˈnɛpt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word inept.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosen(adj)

    not elegant or graceful in expression

    "an awkward prose style"; "a clumsy apology"; "his cumbersome writing style"; "if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?"

  2. feckless, inept(adj)

    generally incompetent and ineffectual

    "feckless attempts to repair the plumbing"; "inept handling of the account"

  3. inept, tactless(adj)

    revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse

    "an inept remark"; "it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable"


  1. inept(Adjective)

    Not able to do something; not proficient; displaying incompetence

  2. inept(Adjective)

    Unfit; unsuitable

  3. Origin: From inepte

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inept(adj)

    not apt or fit; unfit; unsuitable; improper; unbecoming

  2. Inept(adj)

    silly; useless; nonsensical; absurd; foolish

  3. Origin: [L. ineptus; prefix. in- not + aptus apt, fit: cf. F. inepte. Cf. Inapt.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inept

    in-ept′, adj. not apt or fit: unsuitable: foolish: inexpert.—ns. Inept′itūde, Inept′ness.—adv. Inept′ly. [Fr.,—L. ineptusin, not, aptus, apt.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inept in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inept in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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