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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.]
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|Adv.||1.||ineptly - with ineptitude; in an incompetent manner; "he performed his functions ineptly"|
|2.||ineptly - in an infelicitous manner; "this function is ineptly left to a small voice"|
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