Synonyms for Inept:
adj.•clumsy, unskilled; incompetent (adjective)
bumbling, incapable, inexpert, incompetent, awkward, Unapt, gauche, ungraceful, maladroit, unskillful, inefficient.
disadvantageous, inefficient, unfit, inexpedient, delinquent, mistimed, inconvenient, unsuitable, unsatisfactory, untimely, undesirable.
•not suitable; improper (adjective)
inapt, unseemly, unsuitable, unfit, malapropos, infelicitous, inappropriate.
Skill-less, unpolished, unpracticed, amateurish, crude, bumbling, unskillful, awkward, incompetent.
n.awful, amateur, poor, no-good, helpless, someone couldn't do something if they tried. improper, usual, Unapt, inappropriate, incongruous, unbefitting, unseemly, unbecoming, agree, malapropos. ability, good, unfortunate, unhappy. incapable, inexpert, unskilled, unworkmanlike. bumbling, heavy-handed, gauche. graceless, lumpish, ungraceful, klutzy. •awkward (noun)
clumsy, maladroit, tactless, cumbersome, feckless, incompetent, infelicitous, inapt, awkward, ill-chosen.
unbefitting, bumbling, unworkmanlike, unseemly, ungraceful, klutzy. improper, helpless, poor, malapropos, unskilled, lumpish, inappropriate, unbecoming. Unapt, amateur. unhappy, incongruous. awful. unfortunate. •awkward
•Other relevant words:
gauche, infelicitous, helpless, unseemly, cumbersome, clumsy, maladroit, inexpert, heavy-handed, Unapt, lumpish, ungraceful, incongruous, unhappy, unbefitting, malapropos, improper, incapable, unskilled, ill-chosen, inapt, bumbling, klutzy, graceless, unbecoming, unworkmanlike, unfortunate, feckless, tactless, inappropriate, poor.
Usage examples for inept
His processes of thought are often scientific in their precision of analysis; the sudden conclusion which he imposes upon them is transcendental and inept – Life of Robert Browning by William Sharp
But Peru's army of eight thousand- having within four hundred as many officers as men, directed by no fewer than twenty- six generals, and presided over by a civil government altogether inept was no match for an army less than a third of its size to be sure, but well drilled and commanded, and with a stable, progressive, and efficient government at its back. – The Hispanic Nations of the New World Volume 50 in The Chronicles Of America Series by William R. Shepherd