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Meaning of INEPT

Pronunciation:  in'ept

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

INEPT is a 5 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, feckless, ill-chosen, inapt, incompetent, infelicitous, maladroit, tactless
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*ept"\, a. [L. ineptus; prefix. in- not + aptus apt,
fit: cf. F. inepte. Cf. {Inapt}.]
1. Not apt or fit; unfit; unsuitable; improper; unbecoming.

         The Aristotelian philosophy is inept for new
         discoveries.                          --Glanvill.

2. Silly; useless; nonsensical; absurd; foolish.

         To view attention as a special act of intelligence,
         and to distinguish it from consciousness, is utterly
         inept.                                --Sir W.
                                               Hamilton.

 
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