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
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"

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 ?
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.
"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!"