Definition of inept
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Origin of inept
OTHER WORDS FROM ineptin·ept·ly, adverbin·ept·ness, in·ept·i·tude, noun
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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 McArdle|July 1, 2021|Washington Post
In a review of the film for which she won, the New York Times described Zadora as a “spectacularly inept” actress.
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 theories|Aaron Blake|May 13, 2021|Washington 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.
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 weapon|John Kelly|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
Indeed, his inept attempts to frighten off Stewie only make the situation worse.
Their defense is lackadaisical, their forwards frequently inept.World Cup 2014 Nail-Biter: Host Country Brazil Defeats Chile on Penalty Kicks|Tunku Varadarajan|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The moment seems to be a familiar breed of Internet gaffe when a eager but inept social media staffer makes a blunder.RNC Chair Tweets Picture Of Maryland's Democratic Governor|Ben Jacobs|May 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How could members of my profession be so inept at talking to suffering people?How One Doctor Mastered the Art of Delivering Life-Changing Diagnoses|Russell Saunders|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rather than a world of war and dragons, we get “Medieval Land Fun-Time,” a theme park with inept employees.Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock Play ‘Chopsticks,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Parody, and More Viral Videos|Natasha Bach|October 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The visitors made a game of being awkward and inept, together.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
The "for" is spurious, and though it is not inept the sentence gains greatly in impressiveness by its omission.
The endearment is so plaintively inept that she smiles in spite of herself, and resigns herself to indulge him a little.You Never Can Tell|George 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 Hours|Ernest 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 Twin|Harry Leon Wilson