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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: inepte, from Latin ineptus, from aptus; APT

inept

adjective
     
in‧ept
not good at doing something [≠ capable, skilful]:
inept leadership
He was criticized for his inept handling of the problem.
politically/socially inept
Blake was intellectually able but politically inept.
ineptly adverb
inapt

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