ineptitude

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

noun

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

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ineptitude


Word Origin and History for ineptitude

ineptitude

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper