inept


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

inept

(Inappropriate), adjective absurd, at variance, bizarre, clashing, discordant, discrepant, disproportionate, dissonant, ill-adapted, ill-advised, ill-suited, ill-timed, impolitic, improper, imprudent, inaccordant, inadvisable, inapplicable, inapposite, inapt, incongruent, incongruous, inconsistent, indecorous, inexpedient, infelicitous, inharmonious, injudicious, inopportune, insagacious, irreconcilable, jarring, ludicrous, mismatched, misplaced, objectionable, out of charrcter, out of keeping, out of place, out of proportion, outrageous, preposterous, ridiculous, silly, unapt, unbefitting, uncongenial, unconsonant, undesirable, undue, unfit, unfitting, unmeet, unqualified, unseasonable, unseemly, unsuitable, unsuited, untimely, untoward, unwise

inept

(Incompetent), adjective awkward, blundering, bungling, clumsy, disqualified, foolish, ignorant, ill-qualified, impotent, inadept, inadequate, inapt, incapable, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, inefficient, inexpert, lacking dexterity, lacking dexterousness, lacking skill, maladroit, powerless, puerile, raw, unable, unapt, unclever, undeft, unfacile, ungainly, unhandy, unproductive, unproficient, unqualified, unskillful, useless
Associated concepts: incompetency of counsel, incompetent to contract, insanity, under the age of majority
See also: amateur, disabled, fatuous, ill-judged, improper, inadept, inadequate, inapposite, incapable, incompetent, ineffective, ineffectual, inexperienced, nugatory, powerless, unable, unfit, unqualified, unsatisfactory
References in periodicals archive ?
Posted by: Abu Dahbi Cliff I feel so sorry for the 34,000 Boro fans who were subjected to that shatteringly inept performance.
There is a price to be paid for passing on inept employees to the field.
While Sean and Lily carry baggage that make them both feel inept at caring for the kids, the children have woes as manifested by Charlie's reading problems even before his parents die.
The CCNV was good at creating events that attracted sympathetic media coverage in contrast to the Reagan administration's inept attempts to deny the problem or blame its victims.
The study by Hyde and Peretz about people inept at all things musical ("Brain roots of music depreciation," SN: 5/8/04, p.
Grown-ups consistently let these kids down, and Eddie takes whatever fathering or mothering he can get, whether it's from the sad, bruised, beloved prostitute Tessa, or other inept parent figures.
Semiotically speaking, this is the most inept administration in years.
But if the needle goes any deeper, fat and muscle beneath the dermis can be pierced, causing excessive bleeding and scars--signs of being gouged by a scratcher--an inept tattoo artist.
To avoid contretemps, great companies should deliberately set up inept subsidiaries that can't do anything right.
Perhaps the most inept film ever to win at the CFAs, its victory did a great deal of damage to the credibility of the international jury system.
There's a truly inspired dance for Lisa Viola as an inept contortionist, a rubber-limbed Chosen Maiden forced by an unseen dictator-manager to keep going despite some daffy mishaps.
The problem with the old consumerism is that government is an inherently inefficient and inept arbiter of the marketplace.