unadept

unadept

(ˌʌnəˈdɛpt)
n
a person who is not adept or skilled
adj
not adept or accomplished; untrained
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And thus for a time I was occupied by exploded systems, mingling, like an unadept, a thousand contradictory theories and floundering desperately in a very slough of multifarious knowledge, guided by an ardent imagination and childish reasoning, till an accident again changed the current of my ideas.
So far this year, bloggers have been remarkably unadept at predicting events (as have reporters, who occupy a different part of the same habitat).