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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
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There is a price to be paid for passing on inept employees to the field.
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.
An informal Valley word watch--we basically asked everyone we know for contributions--turned up more contenders, including "lasagna syndrome," or software with too many overlapping dialog boxes, and "PEBCAK" (Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard), a diagnostic term coined by tech support folk to refer to inept users.
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.
INSPECTOR GADGET 2" follows the further adventures of a somewhat naive and inept security guard who is transformed into the world's greatest police officer, a man with a gizmo for every emergency.
Of course, there had been ample warning that rainfall of "biblical proportions" would strike counties in the north, and the flood barriers were tragically inept.
AWELSH criminal was branded one of the most inept robbers ever by a judge yesterday after he found himself locked in a bank - because he raided it on the stroke of closing time.
The spineless critics from the Lib Dems and the Labour inept shadow front benches voice criticism but without none of them stating what they would have done.
KARACHI, August 09, 2011 (Frontier Star) -- The head of PML (F), Pir Sahib Pagara has announced his complete support of strikes, over rulers inept and irresponsible behavior.
RAWALPINDI, July 29, 2011 (Balochistan Times): The labour of Pakistan Railways, have demanded of the federal government to dismiss inept and useless minister(s) responsible for destruction of Railways, and re-organize the department, anew.