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Synonyms for inept

Synonyms for inept

characterized by inappropriateness and gracelessness, especially in expression

lacking the qualities, as efficiency or skill, required to produce desired results

clumsily lacking in the ability to do or perform

lacking dexterity and grace in physical movement

Synonyms for inept

not elegant or graceful in expression

generally incompetent and ineffectual

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revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse

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Or maybe the sales supervisor and manager are also inept.
2 : lacking in skill or ability <an inept painter>
In a way, "The Black Donnellys" is kind of like "The Knights of Prosperity," about some really inept bad guys, only with a gruesome and escalating body count.
The film documents the experience of 10 teens, including Thomas, a magnetic 18-year-old who chants to Jesus twice a day; Christine, 16, a devout inept loner; and Scancy, 17, a bisexual punker who comes to camp questioning her religion.
Kleopatra's narrow escape provides an experience giving her a passion for saving her deteriorating country from its inept and exploitative overlords.
Declarative sentences, usually brightly painted on salvaged wood and reveling in the inept graphic flourishes of a novice sign-writer, are the tragicomic bedrock of the Smiths' art.
Field managers, both military and corporate, bemoan the practice of passing onto the field inept employees of good character.
Pink with embarrassment at this public exposure of seriously inept typing I attempted to change the entry.
Malevolence, the team's strong man; The Cosmopolitan, an inept magician: Meridian, wielder of the Meridian Effect and chronicler of the adventures of Penny Rabbit: and Recoil.
While Sean and Lily carry baggage that make them both feel inept at caring for the kids, the children have woes as manifested by Charlie's reading problems even before his parents die.
The CCNV was good at creating events that attracted sympathetic media coverage in contrast to the Reagan administration's inept attempts to deny the problem or blame its victims.
Oxes exponentially go beyond the stage of noodling like they are socially inept jocks.
The study by Hyde and Peretz about people inept at all things musical ("Brain roots of music depreciation," SN: 5/8/04, p.
Grown-ups consistently let these kids down, and Eddie takes whatever fathering or mothering he can get, whether it's from the sad, bruised, beloved prostitute Tessa, or other inept parent figures.
Their cause was primarily deliberate neglect and astonishingly inept forest management practices.