inexpert

[ in-eks-purt, in-ik-spurt ]
/ ɪnˈɛks pɜrt, ˌɪn ɪkˈspɜrt /

adjective

not expert; unskilled.

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Origin of inexpert

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Latin word inexpertus.See in-3, expert

OTHER WORDS FROM inexpert

in·ex·pert·ly, adverbin·ex·pert·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for inexpert

inexpert
/ (ɪnˈɛkspɜːt) /

adjective

not expert; unskilled or unskilful; inept

Derived forms of inexpert

inexpertly, adverbinexpertness, noun
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