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inept - Dictionary definition and meaning for word inept

(adj) not elegant or graceful in expression
Example Sentence
  • 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?

(adj) generally incompetent and ineffectual
Synonyms : feckless
Example Sentence
  • feckless attempts to repair the plumbing
  • inept handling of the account

(adj) revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse
Synonyms : tactless
Example Sentence
  • an inept remark
  • it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for inept

IN (not) + EPT (like apt ; which means suitable) = not suitable
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by findktk

In(not)+APE+TEA.............so ape(monkey)+doesn't have skill to drink tea so he is unskilled
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by sudarshan1413

opposite to adept ( means very expert and skillful) and inept is the opposite
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by Sinduja

in(no) + ept (aptitude) to learn Barrons means you are not SKILLED.
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by Abhishek Katara

I don’t have an aptitude to memorise complete GRE Barron’s word list, so sometimes my friends called me inept guy. (In + Apt)
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by bhardwajrk

adept means expert at...inept means not expert at i.e lacking skill
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by krishna445

inept = i + ne + pt; ne always means north east where ppls are always clumsy.
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by shaktipada

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