Definitions for (adjective) inept

Main entry: tactless, inept

Definition: revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse

Usage: an inept remark; it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable


Main entry: inept, feckless

Definition: generally incompetent and ineffectual

Usage: feckless attempts to repair the plumbing; inept handling of the account


Main entry: 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?