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Nothing of all this I knew, so ineptly had I managed my chances to obtain it.

In consequence of the peculiar legend, the stamp has been dubbed, not ineptly, the "has been" stamp.

Hoddan was again in sanctuary inside the Embassy they'd guarded so ineptly through the dark.

Metaphysics was not ineptly called so, since it had in time come after the cruder physical hypotheses.

That lover of hers, whom we are presently to see, has compared her ineptly with Joan of Arc, that other maid of France.

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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