inept

[in-ept, ih-nept]
adjective
1.
without skill or aptitude for a particular task or assignment; maladroit: He is inept at mechanical tasks. She is inept at dealing with people.
2.
generally awkward or clumsy; haplessly incompetent.
3.
inappropriate; unsuitable; out of place.
4.
absurd or foolish: an inept remark.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin ineptus, equivalent to in- in-3 + -eptus, combining form of aptus apt

ineptly, adverb
ineptness, noun

inapt, inept, unapt.


1. unskillful, bungling. 4. stupid, pointless, inane.


1. suited.
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inept (ɪnˈɛpt)
 
adj
1.  awkward, clumsy, or incompetent
2.  not suitable, appropriate, or fitting; out of place
 
[C17: from Latin ineptus, from in-1 + aptus fitting, suitable]
 
in'eptitude
 
n
 
in'eptly
 
adv
 
in'eptness
 
n

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inept
c.1600, from Fr. inepte (14c.), from L. ineptus "unsuitable, improper, tactless," from in- "not" + aptus "apt" (see apt).
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