Inept definition

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Lacking or showing a lack of skill or competence; bungling or clumsy.

An inept actor; an inept performance.

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Showing a lack of judgment, sense, or reason; inappropriate or foolish.

An inept remark.

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Not suitable to the purpose; unfit.
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Wrong in a foolish and awkward way.

Inept praise.

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The definition of inept is being bad at a task or not suitable.

An example of inept is a worker who keeps dropping and breaking jars while stocking groceries.

An example of inept is an answer to a question that does not include the correct information.

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Clumsy or bungling.
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Inefficient.
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Not able to do something; not proficient; displaying incompetence.
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Origin of inept

  • Latin ineptus in- not in–1 aptus suitable apt

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French inepte, from Latin ineptus

    From Wiktionary