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in·ept

 (ĭn-ĕpt′)
adj.
1. Lacking or showing a lack of skill or competence; bungling or clumsy: an inept actor; an inept performance.
2. Showing a lack of judgment, sense, or reason; inappropriate or foolish: an inept remark.

[Latin ineptus : in-, not; see in-1 + aptus, suitable; see apt.]

in·ept′ly adv.
in·ept′ness n.

inept

(ɪnˈɛpt)
adj
1. awkward, clumsy, or incompetent
2. not suitable, appropriate, or fitting; out of place
[C17: from Latin ineptus, from in-1 + aptus fitting, suitable]
inˈeptiˌtude n
inˈeptly adv
inˈeptness n

in•ept

(ɪnˈɛpt, ɪˈnɛpt)

adj.
1. lacking skill or aptitude, esp. for a particular task; maladroit.
2. generally awkward or incompetent.
3. inappropriate; unsuitable; out of place.
4. absurd or foolish: an inept remark.
[1595–1605; < Latin ineptus]
in•ept′ly, adv.
in•ept′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inept - 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?"
infelicitous - not appropriate in application; defective; "an infelicitous remark"; "infelicitous phrasing"; "the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy"
2.inept - generally incompetent and ineffectual; "feckless attempts to repair the plumbing"; "inept handling of the account"
incompetent - not qualified or suited for a purpose; "an incompetent secret service"; "the filming was hopeless incompetent"
3.inept - revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse; "an inept remark"; "it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable"
maladroit - not adroit; "a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"; "a maladroit translation"; "maladroit propaganda"

inept

adjective
1. incompetent, bungling, clumsy, cowboy (informal), awkward, bumbling, gauche, cack-handed (informal), inexpert, maladroit, unskilful, unhandy, unworkmanlike He was inept and lacked the intelligence to govern.
incompetent able, qualified, efficient, competent, talented, skilful, adroit, dexterous
2. unsuitable, inappropriate, out of place, ridiculous, absurd, meaningless, pointless, unfit, improper, inapt, infelicitous, malapropos The Government's inept response turned this into a crisis.
unsuitable appropriate, suitable, sensible, apt, effectual, germane

inept

adjective
2. Characterized by inappropriateness and gracelessness, especially in expression:
3. Lacking the qualities, as efficiency or skill, required to produce desired results:
4. Clumsily lacking in the ability to do or perform:
5. Lacking dexterity and grace in physical movement:
Slang: klutzy.
Idiom: all thumbs.
Translations
beceriksizyeteneksiz

inept

[ɪˈnept] ADJ
1. (= unskilful) [person] → inepto, incapaz; [performance] → malo
their inept handling of the casela forma inepta en que llevaron el caso
2. (= unsuitable) [policy] → inadecuado

inept

[ɪnˈɛpt] adj
[person] → inepte
to be inept at sth → n'avoir aucune compétence en qch
[performance, handling, management] → médiocre

inept

adj behaviourungeschickt, linkisch, unbeholfen; remarkunpassend, unangebracht, ungeschickt; performance, displayungeschickt, stümperhaft (pej); compliment, refusal, attemptplump; comparisonungeeignet, unpassend; person (= clumsy)ungeschickt, unbeholfen; (= slow at learning)begriffsstutzig, ungelehrig, unverständig

inept

[ɪˈnɛpt] adj (person) → inetto/a; (remark, behaviour) → inopportuno/a; (management, handling) → poco abile
References in classic literature ?
though as a criticism it is curiously inept, reveals his own attitude admirably: "Let us remember that we should not disregard the experience of ages; in the multitude of years, these things, if they were good, would certainly not have been unknown; for almost everything has been found out, although sometimes they are not put together; in other cases men do not use the knowledge which they have.
What women's acuteness really respects are the inept "ideas" and the sheeplike impulses by which our actions and opinions are determined in matters of real importance.
For, after all, I had only to act my part; unless Raffles failed where he never did fail, unless Raffles the neat and noiseless was for once clumsy and inept, all I had to do was indeed to "smile and smile and be a villain.
Wanamaker Gail Stanley Linda with her inept lawyer Andrew (Philip Cumbus) who is the son of Sue (Miranda Richardson), above
He most inept you have to Barrister His barrister Nigel Soppitt said Bunn was a desperate dope addict, spending PS40 to PS60 a day on his habit, and had fallen into around PS1,800 of debt with dealers further up the chain.
Why persist in playing the inept Lovren - who, at PS20m, must be the worst piece of transfer business in our history?
Corruption, inept management bring austerity measures, frustration and radicalism in Greece, including support for neo-Nazis and the Golden Dawn Party
But if you''re willing to give Four Lions a try, it cleverly plays up the gap between the horror of the group''s aims and their inept lives.
Now, how many inept people do we have in government?
Shocking, pathetic, inept scrutiny and monitoring by elected councillors.
Addressing the session, Liaqat Baloch blamed an inept, corrupt and highly ineffective Provincial government for all the corruption, mayhem, lawlessness historical bloodbath, abductions-for-ransom and gross bad governance, out surpassing all other Provinces in such categories.
When the inept politicians are removed and the bankers go to jail for theft then I might just, but only just, feel a part of it.