inexpert

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

adjective

not expert; unskilled.

Nearby words

  1. inexorable,
  2. inexpedient,
  3. inexpensive,
  4. inexperience,
  5. inexperienced,
  6. inexpiable,
  7. inexplainable,
  8. inexplicable,
  9. inexplicit,
  10. inexplosive

Origin of inexpert

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

Related formsin·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 Formsinexpertly, adverbinexpertness, noun

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Word Origin and History for inexpert

inexpert

adj.

mid-15c., from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + expert (adj.), or else from Old French inexpert, from Latin inexpertus "without experience, unpracticed." Related: Inexpertly.

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