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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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"When I look at Fabio every day and watch him work, I realise how inept I am as a manager.
"The reason for such perceptions lies in the fact that an inept strategic communications operation lost control of the narrative."
2 : lacking in skill or ability <an inept painter>
The film documents the experience of 10 teens, including Thomas, a magnetic 18-year-old who chants to Jesus twice a day; Christine, 16, a devout inept loner; and Scancy, 17, a bisexual punker who comes to camp questioning her religion.
Kleopatra's narrow escape provides an experience giving her a passion for saving her deteriorating country from its inept and exploitative overlords.
Pollina stated that "While we should hold the Top 10 states up as examples for the nation, too many of the states that ranked in the bottom 25 category have such weak or non-existent programs or are so inept that they are pushing jobs out of their states.
Declarative sentences, usually brightly painted on salvaged wood and reveling in the inept graphic flourishes of a novice sign-writer, are the tragicomic bedrock of the Smiths' art.
Field managers, both military and corporate, bemoan the practice of passing onto the field inept employees of good character.
Pink with embarrassment at this public exposure of seriously inept typing I attempted to change the entry.
Malevolence, the team's strong man; The Cosmopolitan, an inept magician: Meridian, wielder of the Meridian Effect and chronicler of the adventures of Penny Rabbit: and Recoil.
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.