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Meaning & Definition of Inept in English

English

Inept

/ɪnɛpt/

adjective

1. Not elegant or graceful in expression

  • "An awkward prose style"
  • "A clumsy apology"
  • "His cumbersome writing style"
  • "If the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?"
    synonym:
  • awkward
  • ,
  • clumsy
  • ,
  • cumbersome
  • ,
  • inapt
  • ,
  • inept
  • ,
  • ill-chosen

2. Generally incompetent and ineffectual

  • "Feckless attempts to repair the plumbing"
  • "Inept handling of the account"
    synonym:
  • feckless
  • ,
  • inept

3. Revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse

  • "An inept remark"
  • "It was tactless to bring up those disagreeable"
    synonym:
  • inept
  • ,
  • tactless