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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.
A A A Al-Qaeda is notorious for its preference for failed states, the World Tribune noted, adding that the last thing Africa needs is another "dependent and inept territory.
The reason for such perceptions lies in the fact that an inept strategic communications operation lost control of the narrative.
The Boro had an excellent opportunity to go to the FA Cup final and they threw it away with an absolute inept performance against an average side.
In a way, "The Black Donnellys" is kind of like "The Knights of Prosperity," about some really inept bad guys, only with a gruesome and escalating body count.
Kleopatra's narrow escape provides an experience giving her a passion for saving her deteriorating country from its inept and exploitative overlords.
Declarative sentences, usually brightly painted on salvaged wood and reveling in the inept graphic flourishes of a novice sign-writer, are the tragicomic bedrock of the Smiths' art.
Field managers, both military and corporate, bemoan the practice of passing onto the field inept employees of good character.
Pink with embarrassment at this public exposure of seriously inept typing I attempted to change the entry.
Malevolence, the team's strong man; The Cosmopolitan, an inept magician: Meridian, wielder of the Meridian Effect and chronicler of the adventures of Penny Rabbit: and Recoil.