inaptitude

[in-ap-ti-tood, -tyood]

noun

lack of aptitude; unfitness.
unskillfulness; lack of dexterity.

Nearby words

  1. inapprehension,
  2. inapprehensive,
  3. inapproachable,
  4. inappropriate,
  5. inapt,
  6. inaptly,
  7. inarch,
  8. inarguable,
  9. inari,
  10. inarticulate

Origin of inaptitude

First recorded in 1610–20; in-3 + aptitude

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Word Origin and History for inaptitude

inaptitude

n.

1610s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + aptitude.

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