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Synonyms for inept
ɪnˈɛpt, ɪˈnɛptin·ept

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Wiktionary

  1. ineptadjective

    Antonyms:
    skillful, adept

  2. ineptadjective

    Antonyms:
    adept, skillful

  3. ineptadjective

    Antonyms:
    adept, skillful

Princeton's WordNet

  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?"

    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, ineptadjective

    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, tactlessadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ineptadjective

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

  2. ineptadjective

    Synonyms:
    foolish, silly, nonsensical, senseless, stupid

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "inept":

    incompetent, clumsy

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How to use inept in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Jason Chaffetz:

    Fox News is disgusting for her to downplay Fox News, and I think the American people knew Fox News. She did nothing about Fox News at the time, and this tragedy was entirely preventable, except her State Department was inept in protecting Americans in Benghazi, i ’m sure she ca n’t even look in the mirror and face the fact that, on her watch, they lost four Americans, and it’s disgusting she ca n’t live up to it, even today.

  3. Bryan Adamson:

    You have a leader who is thoroughly incompetent and inept in this moment, he has managed to fan the flames of racism.

  4. Jon Ralston:

    It's a goofy Republican caucus on a Tuesday night, with different start times for voting in different counties and an inept state party, people might say :' Yeah, I'm going to go caucus'... but who knows, right ?

  5. Carlos Rotondaro:

    I'm not a traitor, I'm loyal to fatherland, my oath (of military service) did not include defending a corrupt and inept government.

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