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(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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Badly acted, despite a decent cast, woefully scripted and ineptly shot, The Knot never threatens to unravel into anything of value after ignoring the advice of one woman that 'She needs to stop thinking with her *** and to start thinking with her brain'.
Hristova believes the ruling centrist-right GERB party has been ineptly trying to blame the country's judiciary for the European Commission's criticism.
Jeff and Pat end up covertly, and ineptly, following Pat's wife, who they discover is trying to have an affair.
Sweating ineptly, but with all my strength and all my heart, I will advance this country forward,'' he said.
And I can only apologise to the fans and say to them that, make no mistake, we will be better at Fulham, because I can't stomach seeing a team of mine perform as ineptly as they did at Wigan.
Gatland, as a former hooker, must have been beside himself after that last-gasp attacking lineout went astray so ineptly.
White Sox starter Jose Contreras had a 4-1 lead going into the bottom of the third and lost it in one of the most ineptly played innings ever seen at Fenway Park.
His outspoken style and clear stance are visible throughout, perhaps highlighted in his explanation of the high F-105 loss rate in Vietnam in which he charges that, 'we were poorly utilized, we were hopelessly misdirected and restricted, and we were woefully misused by a chain of stagnant high-level civilian and military leadership that didn't have the balls to fight the war that they ineptly micromanaged.
They also ineptly rappelled from choppers to rooftops and raised machine guns over their heads to indiscriminately fire into windows," were some of the criticisms about the government response.
People across the Middle East will continue to suffer the effects of the instability wrought by his illegal and ineptly conducted war against Iraq, Palestinians and Israelis will take longer to achieve peace than might have been the case with active and competent US leadership, and Americans themselves will continue to be regarded with a mixture of derision and suspicion by citizens of other countries.
But some scenes are so ineptly handled that you have to ask if Friedrich actually likes the piece.
The Home Office has already stated that anyone with no right to be in the UK should leave and if they refuse their removal will be enforced, so the ineptly titled No Borders Wales should leave decisions to those in charge at the Home Office.