ineptitude


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in·ep·ti·tude

 (ĭn-ĕp′tĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
1. The quality of being inept; ineptness.
2. An inept act or remark.

in•ept•i•tude

(ɪnˈɛp tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud, ɪˈnɛp-)

n.
1. the quality or condition of being inept.
2. an inept act or remark.
[1605–15; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ineptitude - unskillfulness resulting from a lack of trainingineptitude - unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
unskillfulness - a lack of cognitive skill
rustiness - ineptitude or awkwardness as a consequence of age or lack of practice; "his rustiness showed when he was asked to speed up"
2.ineptitude - having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful; "the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
fecklessness - worthlessness due to being feeble and ineffectual
groundlessness, idleness - the quality of lacking substance or value; "the groundlessness of their report was quickly recognized"
paltriness, sorriness - worthlessness due to insignificance
valuelessness - having none of the properties that endow something with value
shoddiness, trashiness - the quality of being cheaply imitative of something better
damn, darn, red cent, shucks, tinker's dam, tinker's damn, hoot, shit - something of little value; "his promise is not worth a damn"; "not worth one red cent"; "not worth shucks"
vanity, emptiness - the quality of being valueless or futile; "he rejected the vanities of the world"

ineptitude

Translations
абсурдност

ineptitude

[ɪˈneptɪtjuːd] ineptness [ɪˈneptnɪs] N [of person] → ineptitud f, incapacidad f; [of policies] → lo inadecuado

ineptitude

[ɪnˈɛptɪtjuːd] nineptie f

ineptitude

, ineptness
n (of behaviour)Ungeschicktheit f, → Unbeholfenheit f; (of remark)Unangebrachtheit f, → Ungeschicktheit f; (of performance, display)Ungeschicklichkeit f, → Stümperhaftigkeit f (pej); (of compliment, refusal, attempt)Plumpheit f; (of comparison)Ungeeignetheit f; (of person) (= clumsiness)Ungeschick nt, → Unbeholfenheit f; (= slowness at learning)Begriffsstutzigkeit f, → Ungelehrigkeit f

ineptitude

[ɪˈnɛptɪtjuːd] n (see adj) → inettitudine f, inopportunità, scarsa abilità
References in classic literature ?
Yet it would be difficult to say which is the worst of the two--Russian ineptitude or the German method of growing rich through honest toil.
My ineptitude made me the butt of the looting, cursing, swash-buckling lot who formed the very irregular squadron which we joined; and it would have gone hard with me but for Raffles, who was soon the darling devil of them all, but never more loyally my friend.
This stupid repetition was too incongruous in its ineptitude with the serious, brooding and enigmatic glance he turned upon his visitor.
That is, attrition that should have taken place in training takes place in the field, where the graduate exhibits his ineptitude.
Adding to Soldiers of Light's oddly compelling ineptitude, the actors, seemingly undertrained or underdirected, appear variously tired, confused, along for the ride, overly enthusiastic, spaced out, camera shy, or obsequiously (even masochistically) eager to please.
But with each day that passes, it's becoming clearer that political ineptitude is going to hurt American economic interests--and therefore the bottom lines of CEOs.
At the heart of the story and the embodiment of the western world's uncaring ineptitude is the character portrayed by Nick Nolte, a UN commander on the ground who starts off emasculated and ends up angry, and still emasculated.
Gumbleton best captures the vacuous ineptitude of these groups that seek to enable same-sex genital sexual behavior when he said, "I just don't understand why we in the church would turn them away or create such an atmosphere that they would feel totally unwelcomed.
But killing patients is the most serious potential problem of ineptitude in interpersonal relations, and many ACPE survey respondents made a point of that.
CONGRATULATIONS to all those involved in the successful outcome for the 96 victims of institutionalised ineptitude and its subsequent deceit.
And while Labour ministers are taking lumps out of the Government for its supposed ineptitude, they know full well that the cleric has been fighting bids to remove him for a good 10 years.
IT HAS been suggested that this "swine flu" epidemic is being over hyped by the government of several countries, in order to distract the people from the real issues of the day - the ineptitude of the government to run the country properly.