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Synonyms for inept
ɪnˈɛpt, ɪˈnɛptin·ept

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. ineptadjective

    skillful, adept

  2. ineptadjective

    adept, skillful

  3. ineptadjective

    adept, skillful

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosenadjective

    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?"

    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

    felicitous, competent, adroit

  2. feckless, ineptadjective

    generally incompetent and ineffectual

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

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

    competent, felicitous, adroit

  3. inept, tactlessadjective

    revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse

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

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

    felicitous, adroit, competent

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ineptadjective

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

  2. ineptadjective

    foolish, silly, nonsensical, senseless, stupid

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "inept":

    incompetent, clumsy

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  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. 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.

  3. Jenny Palmiotto:

    I immediately said yes, it must be so different to live in a world where people assume that … you are inept or incapable of having a relationship, or maybe even don’t want one. That’s really contrary to my clinical practice and even all of the available relational research to date.

  4. 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?”

  5. John McCain:

    It does reveal an underlying view of these things that is really harmful and ... that is damaging, john Kerry has probably been the most inept secretary of state, certainly in my lifetime.

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