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Dictionary definition for: Inept

1. (s) not elegant or graceful in expression; "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?"

2. (s) generally incompetent and ineffectual; "feckless attempts to repair the plumbing" "inept handling of the account"

3. (s) revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse; "an inept remark" "it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable"

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