Meaning of inept

in•ept

Pronunciation: (in-ept', i-nept'), [key]
— adj.
  1. without skill or aptitude for a particular task or assignment; maladroit: He is inept at mechanical tasks. She is inept at dealing with people.
  2. generally awkward or clumsy; haplessly incompetent.
  3. inappropriate; unsuitable; out of place.
  4. absurd or foolish: an inept remark.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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