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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ineptly, fecklesslyadverb

    with ineptitude; in an incompetent manner

    "he performed his functions ineptly"

  2. ineptlyadverb

    in an infelicitous manner

    "this function is ineptly left to a small voice"


  1. ineptlyadverb

    In an inept or incompetent manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ineptlyadverb

    Triflingly; foolishly; unfitly.

    Etymology: inepté, Latin.

    None of them are made foolishly or ineptly. More.

    All things were at first disposed by an omniscient intellect, that cannot contrive ineptly. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps.


  1. ineptly

    Ineptly refers to the act of doing something in a way that displays a lack of skill, ability, judgment, or proficiency. It implies a failure or incompetence in performing a task or handling a situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ineptlyadverb

    unfitly; unsuitably; awkwardly

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ineptly in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ineptly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of ineptly in a Sentence

  1. Frederic Bastiat:

    The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended.

  2. Ray McGuire:

    We need leadership that meets the moment. And today we don't have that leadership, it is very clear that this city has been ineptly managed.

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