Inept – meaning of the word and examples

Having or showing no skill; clumsy. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Without skill or aptitude for a particular task or assignment; maladroit: (Dictionary.com)

Generally awkward or clumsy; haplessly incompetent. (Dictionary.com)

Inappropriate; unsuitable; out of place. (Dictionary.com)

Lacking in fitness or aptitude: Unfit. (Merriam – Webster)

Lacking sense or reason: Foolish. (Merriam – Webster0

Not suitable to the time, place, or occasion inappropriate often to an absurd degree. (Merriam – Webster)

Generally incompetent: Bungling. (Merriam – Webster)

Not skilled or effective. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Examples

Barnaby Joyce throws Coalition into crisis over PM’s ‘inept and unnecessary’ attack.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/feb/16/barnaby-joyce-lashes-out-at-turnbull-for-inept-and-damaging-comments-on-his-marriage

The more inept you are the smarter you think you are. 

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131125-why-the-stupid-say-theyre-smart

Unethical and inept? The influence of moral information on perceptions of competence.

http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2018-03783-001

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