Definition of 'inept'
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On defence and security, Labour once more showed itself to be comically inept. Times, Sunday Times (2016)How many weeks can you remember passing by without referees being rightly criticised for inept performances? The Sun (2013)They claim he is out of his depth and tactically inept. The Sun (2012)It is a circular topic for the socially inept. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The bugging man is so socially inept that his girlfriend gives him a sheet of topics for small talk. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Despite two fairly inept displays, we are one win away from qualifying in top place. The Sun (2010)The players need to recognise that last weekend's performance was strangely inept. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was our most inept performance for many, many weeks. The Sun (2012)Clearly, these documents were tactically inept. Christianity Today (2000)A repeat of this inept performance and his side will be lucky to win one game. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Despite a decade in power and a lifetime in politics, he has shown himself to be tactically inept. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The socially inept cop is still on the team, but has to reconsider how she handles her home and work life. The Sun (2014)Many IT experts are neither unfashionable nor socially inept. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The Ashes will surely remain with England after this inept performance. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Quite how Wales then gave such a spineless, inept and catastrophic performance was baffling. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He said: 'We have had one inept performance this season. The Sun (2013)YET another inept performance from England. The Sun (2006)The inept handling of this account closure by BT has caused me considerable unnecessary distress during a very sad and stressful year. Times, Sunday Times (2015)All in all, it was a staggeringly inept performance from a man claimed to be our second-best match official. The Sun (2012)He should also reflect that from the moment the issue became public, his party's handling of it has been almost comically inept. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'inept'
British English: inept ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone is inept, you are criticizing them because they do something with a complete lack of skill.
He was inept and lacked the intelligence to govern.
Definition of inept from the Collins English Dictionary
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