What are some opposite words for adept?

Antonyms for adept
əˈdɛpt; ˈæd ɛpt, əˈdɛptadept

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Wiktionary

  1. adeptnoun

    Antonyms:
    inept

  2. adeptadjective

    Well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient

    Antonyms:
    inept

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. adept

    Skilful signifies possessing and using readily practical knowledge and ability, having alert and well-trained faculties with reference to a given work. One is adept in that for which he has a natural gift improved by practise; he is expert in that of which training, experience, and study have given him a thorough mastery; he is dexterous in that which he can do effectively, with or without training, especially in work of the hand or bodily activities. In the case of the noun, "an expert" denotes one who is "experienced" in the fullest sense, a master of his branch of knowledge. A skilled workman is one who has thoroughly learned his trade, though he may be naturally quite dull; a skilful workman has some natural brightness, ability, and power of adaptation, in addition to his acquired knowledge and dexterity. Compare CLEVER; DEXTERITY; POWER.

    Antonyms:
    awkward, bungling, clumsy, helpless, inexpert, maladroit, shiftless, unhandy, unskilled, untaught, untrained

    Synonyms:
    accomplished, adroit, apt, clever, deft, dexterous, expert, handy, happy, ingenious, practised, proficient, skilful, skilled, trained

    Preposition:
    Skilful at or in a work, with a pen or tool of any kind.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. adept

    Antonyms:
    awkward, clumsy, inexpert, tyro, novice, lubber, blunderer

    Synonyms:
    expert, adroit, handy, master, performer, professor, artist

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wizadjective

    someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

    Antonyms:
    unskilled

    Synonyms:
    esthesis, wiz, whiz, brain, one, sense, asterisk, maven, protagonist, ace, paladin, angiotensin-converting enzyme, unity, whizz, friend, headliner, thaumaturgist, principal, sensory faculty, necromancer, thaumaturge, booster, lead, sense experience, hotshot, brilliance, hero, star topology, wizardry, mavin, brainiac, single, sensation, genius, star, title-holder, angiotensin converting enzyme, sense datum, flair, virtuoso, fighter, wizard, magician, supporter, sorcerer, aesthesis, sense impression, sentience, superstar, champ, mastermind, admirer, champion, sentiency

  2. adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilfuladjective

    having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

    "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching"

    Antonyms:
    unskilled

    Synonyms:
    dear, good, right, in effect(p), unspoiled, skillful, sound, serious, effective, upright, salutary, in force(p), skilful, practiced, dependable, estimable, technical, expert, secure, beneficial, proficient, full, honest, respectable, undecomposed, unspoilt, nice, ripe, just, safe, honorable, well(p), near, practised

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. adeptnoun

    Synonyms:
    expert

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. ADEPT

    Synonyms:
    Antibody directed enzyme prodrug therapy

How to use adept in a sentence?

  1. Rebecca Crozier:

    These groups are very adept at this 'come and join this movement, be part of this' rhetoric to draw in young people who have lost a sense of purpose and belonging during the war.

  2. President Trump:

    Concealed carry only works for people that are very adept at carrying a gun, where a teacher would have a concealed gun on them, go for special training and they would be there and you would no longer have a gun free zone.

  3. Sam Nunberg:

    I am not adept at social media, i have a long record of working with diverse people. And anything you are reporting on does not reflect anything on Mr. Trump or Mr. Trump's campaign. I would also point out that all of these things were done before Mr. Trump's campaign, if I even did them — which I deny. In any event, this is the problem with politics ... Politics as usual is wrong.

  4. Dominic Epton:

    I've become adept at persuading - read 'bribing' - the children to vacate 'work HQ' when I jump on client or other confidential calls.

  5. Ankit Panda:

    Every missile they've flight-tested in 2019 to date has used a solid rocket motor and they're clearly becoming more adept at casting these motors in different diameters, there are challenges associated with moving to ICBM-sized SRMs, but perhaps North Korea will demonstrate a breakthrough on that front.

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