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Webster 1913 Edition


Inept

In-ept′

,
Adj.
[L.
ineptus
; prefix.
in-
not +
aptus
apt, fit: cf. F.
inepte
. Cf.
Inapt
.]
1.
Not apt or fit; unfit; unsuitable; improper; unbecoming.
The Aristotelian philosophy is
inept
for new discoveries.
Glanvill.
2.
Silly; useless; nonsensical; absurd; foolish.
To view attention as a special act of intelligence, and to distinguish it from consciousness, is utterly
inept
.
Sir W. Hamilton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Inept

INEPT'

,
Adj.
[L. ineptus; in and aptus, fit, apt.]
1.
Not apt or fit; unfit; unsuitable.
2.
Improper; unbecoming; foolish.

Definition 2022


inept

inept

English

Adjective

inept (comparative more inept, superlative most inept)

  1. Not able to do something; not proficient; displaying incompetence
  2. Unfit; unsuitable

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