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1. inept

adjective. ['ˌɪˈnɛpt'] generally incompetent and ineffectual.

Synonyms

  • incompetent

Antonyms

  • skilled
  • happy

Etymology

  • inepte (French)
  • ineptus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Inept

  • overslept
  • intercept
  • except
  • accept
  • swept
  • stepped
  • slept
  • prepped
  • crept
  • adept
  • wept
  • sept
  • leapt
  • leaped
  • kept

How do you pronounce inept?

Pronounce inept as ˌɪˈnɛpt.

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Sentences with inept


1. Adjective
Avoid "inept writing" by quoting directly from the poem and then responding.

2. Noun, singular or mass
By making the target look inept, she thinks her work and capabilities will look better in comparison.

2. inept

adjective. ['ˌɪˈnɛpt'] not elegant or graceful in expression.

Synonyms

  • ill-chosen
  • cumbersome
  • infelicitous
  • inapt
  • awkward

Antonyms

  • infelicity
  • fortunate
  • beautiful
  • easy

Etymology

  • inepte (French)
  • ineptus (Latin)

3. inept

adjective. ['ˌɪˈnɛpt'] revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse.

Synonyms

  • tactless

Antonyms

  • graceful
  • wieldy

Etymology

  • inepte (French)
  • ineptus (Latin)
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