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He is untrained, inept, but he will fill the place and draw the pay.

And I've got another, too—'inept'—and that's what you are now, Patricia Kendall.

The visitors made a game of being awkward and inept, together.

Those worthies must have had some motive, deeper than their avowed designs, for entrusting their defence to such 'inept hands.'

The tradition is inept as it stands, but it has a basis of truth.

He is an inept critic who thrives by attaching his name to great reputations.

In Aristophanes, inept and inexperienced men are called kokkges.

His periods, more than once, have an inept and foreign smack.

The four-fingered hand is proved in this instance to have been useless and inept.

Let him be content with one ideal rather than with the inept multitude.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Old French inepte (14c.) or directly from Latin ineptus "unsuitable, improper, absurd, awkward, silly, tactless," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + aptus "apt" (see apt). Related: Ineptly; ineptness.

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