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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose; Unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training.

Usage examples (35)
  • His utter ineptness is the real reason.
  • Ray, who was discharged from the army for "ineptness," claims he didn't fire the shot.
  • Logdon ... "ineptness" of the police: look at how they hold their guns, defying the basic tenets of safe weapon handling.
  • It was this same 'ineptness' of character that was featured in 'They Live By Night', and he was perfect for/in that role, too. for more
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