- very skilled; proficient; expert: an adept juggler.
- a skilled or proficient person; expert.
Origin of adept
Related Words for unadeptheavy-handed, bulky, ungainly, unwieldy, inept, ponderous, bungling, gawky, graceless, lumbering, ungraceful, unskillful, bumbling, klutzy, butterfingered, gawkish, stumbling, unadept, unhandy, crude
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Historical Examples of unadept
They foresee merely results; and their handling of the means to an end often is singularly clumsy and unadept.The Eddy
Clarence L. Cullen
- very proficient in something requiring skill or manual dexterity
- skilful; expert
- a person who is skilled or proficient in something
Word Origin for adept
"an expert," especially "one who is skilled in the secrets of anything," 1660s, from Latin adeptus (see adept (adj.)). The Latin adjective was used as a noun in this sense in Medieval Latin among alchemists.