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.
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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]
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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
red cent, shucks, tinker's dam, tinker's damn, damn, darn, hoot - 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"
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ineptitude

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ineptitude

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

[ɪnˈɛptɪtjuːd] nineptie f
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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
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ineptitude

[ɪˈnɛptɪtjuːd] n (see adj) → inettitudine f, inopportunità, scarsa abilità
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"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."
If I were betrayed as he was, I would console myself; but to be in the midst of persons elevated by myself to places of honor, who ought to watch over me more carefully than over themselves, -- for my fortune is theirs -- before me they were nothing -- after me they will be nothing, and perish miserably from incapacity -- ineptitude! Oh, yes, sir, you are right -- it is fatality!"
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.
Higgins's drawing-room; for the new-born Wellsian had to find her bearings almost as ridiculously as a baby; but nobody hates a baby for its ineptitudes, or thinks the worse of it for trying to eat the matches; and Clara lost no friends by her follies.
Efficiency has already been sacrificed on the altar of ineptitude.
For starters, there are more pressing matters than kippers, and to blame the EU for a ruling which in fact came from our own food standards agency, this displays total ineptitude. It won't be kippers, but hormone-fed beef and chlorine washed chicken and, most importantly, our NHS.
He said the local government institutions had failed to perform in the whole province due to ineptitude of Sindh Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani.
Taking to Twitter, Maryam criticized the government for its 'ineptitude and misplaced priorities'.
Similar ineptitude and indecision, exacerbated by the clash of rival interests, has prevented the importation of natural gas for more than 10 years, even though the EAC had installed gas-powered generators in its power stations.
The findings of the Federal Tax Ombudsman in this case showed that administrative excesses for improper motives, neglect, inattention, delay, incompetence, ineptitude and inefficiency in the discharge of duties and responsibility and as a consequence unlawful recovery of tax liability outstanding against a private limited concern from the bank account of the complainant tantamount to maladministration.
The Lanarkshire-based waste firm collapsed through management ineptitude and intransigence.