Synonyms for Inept:
adj.•clumsy, unskilled; incompetent (adjective)
awkward, bumbling, gauche, incapable, incompetent, inefficient, inexpert, maladroit, ungraceful, unskillful, Unapt.
delinquent, disadvantageous, inconvenient, inefficient, inexpedient, undesirable, unfit, unsatisfactory, unsuitable, untimely, mistimed.
•not suitable; improper (adjective)
inappropriate, inapt, infelicitous, malapropos, unfit, unseemly, unsuitable.
amateurish, awkward, crude, incompetent, unpolished, unpracticed, unskillful, Skill-less, bumbling.
n.amateur, awful, helpless, no-good, poor, someone couldn't do something if they tried. agree, improper, inappropriate, incongruous, malapropos, unbecoming, unbefitting, unseemly, usual, Unapt. ability, good, unfortunate, unhappy. incapable, inexpert, unskilled, unworkmanlike. bumbling, gauche, heavy-handed. graceless, lumpish, ungraceful, klutzy. •awkward (noun)
awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, feckless, ill-chosen, inapt, incompetent, infelicitous, maladroit, tactless.
bumbling, unbefitting, ungraceful, unseemly, unworkmanlike, klutzy. helpless, improper, inappropriate, lumpish, malapropos, poor, unbecoming, unskilled. amateur, Unapt. incongruous, unhappy. awful. unfortunate. •awkward
•Other relevant words:
bumbling, clumsy, cumbersome, feckless, gauche, graceless, heavy-handed, helpless, ill-chosen, improper, inappropriate, inapt, incapable, incongruous, inexpert, infelicitous, lumpish, maladroit, malapropos, poor, tactless, unbecoming, unbefitting, unfortunate, ungraceful, unhappy, unseemly, unskilled, unworkmanlike, Unapt, klutzy.
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