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Synonyms for inept
ɪnˈɛpt, ɪˈnɛpt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosen(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?"

    Synonyms:
    cumbrous, unenviable, feckless, ungainly, ill-chosen, tactless, fumbling, clumsy, inapt, gawky, awkward, bunglesome, cumbersome, bungling, incompetent, unwieldy, embarrassing, clunky, ill at ease(p), uneasy, sticky

    Antonyms:
    felicitous, competent, adroit

  2. feckless, inept(adj)

    generally incompetent and ineffectual

    "feckless attempts to repair the plumbing"; "inept handling of the account"

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

    Antonyms:
    competent, felicitous, adroit

  3. inept, tactless(adj)

    revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse

    "an inept remark"; "it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable"

    Synonyms:
    tactless, feckless, ill-chosen, inapt, cumbersome, awkward, clumsy, untactful

    Antonyms:
    felicitous, adroit, competent

Wiktionary

  1. inept(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    skillful, adept

  2. inept(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    adept, skillful

  3. inept(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    adept, skillful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inept(a.)

    Synonyms:
    improper, unfit, unsuitable, inappropriate, inapposite, unapt, useless, worthless, void, null

  2. inept(a.)

    Synonyms:
    foolish, silly, nonsensical, senseless, stupid

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    incompetent, clumsy

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How to say inept in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#9246sticky
#17452awkward
#19258embarrassing
#24911incompetent
#27419cumbersome
#27699uneasy
#28776clumsy
#41493inept
#57710fumbling
#58332clunky
#58750unwieldy
#108120bungling
#115658feckless
#116018unenviable
#121797ungainly
#186155tactless
#197054gawky
#291589inapt
#325606cumbrous

How to use inept in a sentence?

  1. Luca Guadagnino:

    The idea of four people in a house dealing with each other is potentially inept unless the absorbed force of their own desires is questioned by a clash with reality, pantelleria as a sort of border place is really demanding to be understood by these characters and is asking them to pose themselves these ethical questions.

  2. Carly Fiorina:

    Our government has become one giant, bloated, inept, corrupt bureaucracy and only someone who understands a bureaucracy -- and I do -- can cut it down to size.

  3. Paul Graham, September 2004:

    Dressing up is inevitably a substitute for good ideas. It is no coincidence that technically inept business types are known as "suits."

  4. Soli Ozel:

    They were so inept as a collective after June 7, this opposition will not be able to pull itself together for a long time.

  5. Larry Levesque:

    In our quest to become more social, and intelligent, Are we, human kind becoming socially inept due to our own technology. Is our technology making the world smaller? … or driving us from social interaction?”


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