Definitions for ineptɪnˈɛpt, ɪˈnɛpt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word inept
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lacking skill or aptitude, esp. for a particular task; maladroit.
generally awkward or incompetent.
inappropriate; unsuitable; out of place.
absurd or foolish:
an inept remark.
Origin of inept:
1595–1605; < L ineptus
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?"
generally incompetent and ineffectual
"feckless attempts to repair the plumbing"; "inept handling of the account"
revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse
"an inept remark"; "it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
not capable of doing sth well
My manager is totally inept.; an inept leader/teacher/organizer
Not able to do something; not proficient; displaying incompetence
Origin: From inepte
not apt or fit; unfit; unsuitable; improper; unbecoming
silly; useless; nonsensical; absurd; foolish
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