Origin of inept
Examples from the Web for ineptness
They are not only those identified by the prime minister, such as ineptness of the original police investigation.
Their "lameness" and "ineptness" and "impotence" plainly arose from disinclination alone.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2|Egerton Ryerson
Mortified by the consciousness of his own ineptness—or ineptitude—the fellow was simply trying to hamper and obstruct.Right Ho, Jeeves|P. G. Wodehouse
The other was found in the ineptness of the Ottoman government.The Iron Ration|George Abel Schreiner
Depending wholly upon the ear, any defect of utterance or ineptness of expression is quickly detected.Special Method in the Reading of Complete English Classics|Charles McMurry
Under rather more difficult conditions, the Necrophorus repeats the ineptness of the Turkey.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles|Jean Henri Fabre