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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inept  \In*ept"\,  a.  [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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inept 
  adj  1:  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?"  [syn:  {awkward},  {clumsy}, 
  {cumbersome},  {inapt},  {ill-chosen}] 
  2:  generally  incompetent  and  ineffectual;  "feckless  attempts  to 
  repair  the  plumbing";  "inept  handling  of  the  account" 
  [syn:  {feckless}] 
  3:  revealing  lack  of  perceptiveness  or  judgment  or  finesse;  "an 
  inept  remark";  "it  was  tactless  to  bring  up  those 
  disagreeable"  [syn:  {tactless}] 




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