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inept - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'inept' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Inept [ a.]
- Not apt or fit; unfit; unsuitable; improper; unbecoming.
- Silly; useless; nonsensical; absurd; foolish.

Meaning of 'inept' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . inept [ s]
Meaning (1):
- not elegant or graceful in expression
Example in sentence:
  • a clumsy apology;
  • an awkward prose style;
  • his cumbersome writing style;
  • if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?
Meaning (2):
- revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse
Example in sentence:
  • an inept remark;
  • it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable
Meaning (3):
- generally incompetent and ineffectual
Example in sentence:
  • feckless attempts to repair the plumbing;
  • inept handling of the account