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See definition of inept on Dictionary.com
  • adj.clumsy, unskilled; incompetent
  • adj.not suitable; improper

synonyms for inept

  • awkward
  • bumbling
  • incompetent
  • inefficient
  • all thumbs
  • artless
  • bungling
  • butterfingers
  • gauche
  • halting
  • inadept
  • incapable
  • inexpert
  • loser
  • maladroit
  • unapt
  • undexterous
  • unfacile
  • ungraceful
  • unhandy
  • unproficient
  • unskillful
  • wooden
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antonyms for inept

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  • able
  • capable
  • competent
  • dexterous
  • efficient
  • expert
  • skillful
  • acceptable
  • adroit
  • fit
  • proper
  • skilled
  • suitable
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How to use inept in a sentence

Cake mixes allowed even inept cooks to produce something edible, if not extraordinary.
AMERICA FORGOT HOW TO MAKE PROPER PIE. CAN WE REMEMBER BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE?MEGAN MCARDLEJULY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In a review of the film for which she won, the New York Times described Zadora as a “spectacularly inept” actress.
THE FACADE OF THE GOLDEN GLOBES IS NOW CRUMBLING, BUT THEIR LEGITIMACY HAS LONG BEEN IN QUESTIONSONIA RAOMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In addition, just because insurrectionists are inept or unsuccessful doesn’t mean they aren’t insurrectionists.
THE GOP QUICKLY RESPONDS TO CHENEY’S OUSTER BY ... PUSHING MORE CONSPIRACY THEORIESAARON BLAKEMAY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He, like many Washington insiders, believed the president and many of his advisers were politically inept, incapable of understanding the inner workings of Congress and unable to project a clear message to the public.
IS WALTER MONDALE-STYLE LIBERALISM BACK?STEVEN M. GILLONAPRIL 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
You should probably also zap a Dan doppelganger who is missing its right eye, as that is likely to be an inept evil clone.
IN THE FIGHT AGAINST EVIL CLONES, FOOD MAY BE OUR GREATEST WEAPONJOHN KELLYFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The visitors made a game of being awkward and inept, together.
THE PLANET STRAPPERSRAYMOND ZINKE GALLUN
The "for" is spurious, and though it is not inept the sentence gains greatly in impressiveness by its omission.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANSJAMES DENNEY
The endearment is so plaintively inept that she smiles in spite of herself, and resigns herself to indulge him a little.
YOU NEVER CAN TELLGEORGE BERNARD SHAW
It is inept for pigmies to stand before one who has every intention of becoming a rapacious pirate shortly.
KAI LUNG'S GOLDEN HOURSERNEST BRAMAH
He had meant to test his conviction in solitude, but why not put it to trial now, and shame this doubting and inept Rapp, Senior?
THE WRONG TWINHARRY LEON WILSON
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WORDS RELATED TO INEPT

  • all thumbs
  • bungling
  • inept
  • klutzy
  • two left feet
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