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Clumsy or awkward in nature
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“To her ear, it sounded like an obvious attempt to keep the topic open or an inept attempt at conversation.”
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Lacking the skills or abilities for a given task or job
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“Not only did Sam not own a boat, but as far as I knew, he was a pretty inept sailor.”
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Inappropriate for a given purpose, situation or occasion
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“No other event is likely to receive more attention than the government's inept response to the financial crisis.”
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Displaying a lack of sensibleness or judgment
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“I am not prepared to argue that the acceptance of inept ideas about ourselves will not prove damaging.”
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Not producing the desired effect
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Showing a lack of prudence or common sense
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Lacking in experience
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Characterized by laziness, indolence, and a lack of ambition
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Disgracefully bad or unpleasant
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Showing no strength of character
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Unwarranted or inappropriate because excessive or disproportionate
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Badly thought out
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Of an action that is difficult to perform
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Strict or exacting in standards
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Muddleheaded or confusing
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Not producing the expected result
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Not having the power to influence people or events
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Hesitant or uncertain
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Not very convincing
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