HyperDic: inept

English > 3 senses of the word inept:
ADJECTIVEallinept, awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, ill-chosennot elegant or graceful in expression
allinept, fecklessgenerally incompetent and ineffectual
allinept, tactlessrevealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse
inept > pronunciation
Soundsihneh'pt
Rhymesaccept ... windswept: 12 rhymes with ehpt...
English > inept: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot elegant or graceful in expression.
Example "if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?"
Synonymsawkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, ill-chosen
Broaderinfelicitousnot appropriate in application
Spanishimpropio, inapropiado, inepto
Nounsineptnessunskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
Adverbsineptlyin an infelicitous manner
English > inept: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaninggenerally incompetent and ineffectual.
Example "inept handling of the account"
Synonymfeckless
Broaderincompetentnot qualified or suited for a purpose
Spanishincapaz, ineficaz, inepto, inútil, vano
Catalanincapaç, ineficaç, inepte, inútil, va
Nounsineptnessthe quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose
Adverbsineptlywith ineptitude
English > inept: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningRevealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse.
Example"an inept remark"
Synonymtactless
Broadermaladroitnot adroit
Nounsineptnessthe quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose

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