- quality or condition of being inept.
- an inept act or remark.
Origin of ineptitude
Examples from the Web for ineptitude
This pile of garbage and ineptitude is heading in one direction—toward a long-term crisis very costly to all.Cut the Baloney on Ukraine
Leslie H. Gelb
March 9, 2014
Their ineptitude required the seaman to abandon his post at the tiller and man an oar himself.The Titanic’s Haute Heroine: The Countess of Rothes
April 12, 2012
It can just about compensate for any degree of ineptitude when running for office.The Ad Campaign That Could Save Herman Cain
November 30, 2011
His reputation for ineptitude was enhanced when his secret testimony to the special tribunal recently leaked to the press.Lebanon's Dangerous Power Struggle
January 25, 2011
The episodes conclude with the dates, which usually go badly—often thanks to the men's ineptitude at basic human decency.The Cattiest Matchmaker
February 22, 2010
There's a similar touch of ineptitude (senility, perhaps) in the Memorabilia, ad fin.Cyropaedia
Clinton's position was difficult but he was saved by Lee's ineptitude.Washington and his Comrades in Arms
To them, in their then ineptitude, what I shall say now would have been unintelligible.The Crack of Doom
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
Word Origin and History for ineptitude
1610s, from French ineptitude, from Latin ineptitudo, noun of quality from ineptus "unsuitable, absurd" (see inept).