[ in-ep-ti-tood, -tyood, ih-nep- ]
/ ɪnˈɛp tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud, ɪˈnɛp- /


quality or condition of being inept.
an inept act or remark.

Nearby words

  1. ineloquent,
  2. ineluctable,
  3. ineludible,
  4. inenarrable,
  5. inept,
  6. ineptly,
  7. inequable,
  8. inequality,
  9. inequilateral,
  10. inequitable

Origin of ineptitude

From the Latin word ineptitūdō, dating back to 1605–15. See inept, -i-, -tude Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for ineptitude



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper