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"inept" in British English

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ineptadjective

uk   us   /ɪˈnept/
(Definition of inept from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inept" in American English

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ineptadjective

 us   /ɪˈnept/
not ​skilled or ​effective: He was always ​pretty inept at ​sports.
ineptitude
noun [U]  us   /ɪˈnep·tɪˌtud/
political/​social/​economic ineptitude
(Definition of inept from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inept”
in Arabic غَير كُفء…
in Korean 서투른…
in Portuguese impróprio, inepto…
in Catalan inepte, inapropiat…
in Japanese 不器用な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无能的, 笨拙的, 无效的…
in Turkish beceriksiz, yeteneksiz…
in Russian неумелый, неспособный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無能的, 笨拙的, 無效的…
in Italian inetto…
in Polish nieudolny, niekompetentny…
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