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ineptitude

[in-ep-ti-tood, -tyood, ih-nep-] /ɪnˈɛp tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud, ɪˈnɛp-/
noun
1.
quality or condition of being inept.
2.
an inept act or remark.
Origin of ineptitude
1605-1615
From the Latin word ineptitūdō, dating back to 1605-15. See inept, -i-, -tude
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  • There's a similar touch of ineptitude (senility, perhaps) in the Memorabilia, ad fin.

    Cyropaedia Xenophon
  • Clinton's position was difficult but he was saved by Lee's ineptitude.

  • To them, in their then ineptitude, what I shall say now would have been unintelligible.

    The Crack of Doom Robert Cromie
  • Besides, it roused his gorge to feel that here was an example of British ineptitude.

    The Great Airship. F. S. Brereton
  • Gordon was simply sacrificed to ineptitude in high quarters at home.

    An Autobiography Elizabeth Butler
Word Origin and History for ineptitude
n.

1610s, from French ineptitude, from Latin ineptitudo, noun of quality from ineptus "unsuitable, absurd" (see inept).

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