inept


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inept

bungling; stupid; inane; foolish; unskillful: His inept handling of the ball cost them the game.
Not to be confused with:
inapt – unsuited; incapable; clumsy; inappropriate: His inapt response did not address the issue.

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 ?
The life which had been so charming that he could not bear to leave it now seemed inept; he was seized with a distaste for the cafes, the restaurants with their ill-cooked food, the shabby way in which they all lived.
chap, v., 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." Aristotle in his Constitutions had made a study of one hundred and fifty-eight constitutions of the states of his day, and the fruits of that study are seen in the continual reference to concrete political experience, which makes the Politics in some respects a critical history of the workings of the institutions of the Greek city state.
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." I practiced that smile half the afternoon.
Proof if any was needed, that it's not just our little Royal Navy fleet that can't hold their water, but our equally inept and dysfunctional foreign office and Tory administration.
Denouncing the government he said he had never seen such an inept government which is engaged in victimization.
BJP wants to divert attention from its own fecklessness and inept handling of the crisis.
"I think that the Irish Parliament and Government have been handling this eloquently, almost in direct contrast to the chaos and nonsense of what is clearly the worst British Government in my life - incapable, inept."
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?