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Definition of "inept" []

  • Not apt or fitting; inappropriate. (adjective)
  • Displaying a lack of judgment, sense, or reason; foolish: an inept remark. (adjective)
  • Bungling or clumsy; incompetent: inept handling of the account. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inept" in a sentence
  • "I guess "inept" is one way to describe this handling of a national tragedy."
  • "My point about blaming the bosses for being inept is proved by the above, because you will not get the backing from them if you deal with incidents like this because the majority are now politicaly correct pen pushers referd to as managers and not police officers."
  • "Charlie is forced into running the factory after his father's death, and he is somewhat inept from a business standpoint."