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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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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.
But he fumbles the effect with too much intercutting, heavy-handed action rhyming and ineptly withheld information.
Crocker; or hapless beauty queen Stacey Hedger, who innocently and ineptly played "Star Wars" on her trumpet at a pageant years ago and was probably sitting quietly at home when she suddenly found herself dealing with online threats.
It's badly written, ineptly directed and it sets Paris Hilton as the pinnacle of female beauty and desirability.
It was an unequal contract ineptly accepted on Gordon Brown's watch at the Treasury.
When he finally faces the foot that he is gay, he handles his first attempt at romance ineptly, to say the least.
McEwan, however, having ineptly plotted himself into a corner, simply skips ahead a half decade and ushers in World War II to distract us.
Bush managed the war so ineptly from the start, however, that conservatives will have a tough time pinning the blame on anyone else--so long as his successor and the Democrats don't take ownership of the war and fall into Iraq Trap 2.
We kicked so ineptly against Australia they thought all their Christmases had come at once.
I think England will win those two matches, but not if they perform as ineptly as they did against South Africa.