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- 1. awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosen, infelicitous (vs. felicitous)
- usage: 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. feckless, inept, incompetent (vs. competent)
- usage: generally incompetent and ineffectual; "feckless attempts to repair the plumbing"; "inept handling of the account"
- 3. inept, tactless, maladroit (vs. adroit)
- usage: revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse; "an inept remark"; "it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable"
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