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Synonyms for inept

Synonyms for (adjective) inept

Synonyms: tactless, inept Definition: revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse Usage: an inept remark; it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable

Similar words: maladroit Definition: not adroit Usage: a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve; a maladroit translation; maladroit propaganda

Synonyms: inept, feckless Definition: generally incompetent and ineffectual Usage: feckless attempts to repair the plumbing; inept handling of the account

Similar words: incompetent Definition: not qualified or suited for a purpose Usage: an incompetent secret service; the filming was hopeless incompetent

Synonyms: inept, ill-chosen, inapt, cumbersome, awkward, clumsy Definition: not elegant or graceful in expression Usage: an awkward prose style; a clumsy apology; his cumbersome writing style; if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?

Similar words: infelicitous Definition: not appropriate in application; defective Usage: an infelicitous remark; infelicitous phrasing; the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy