The act of one who bumbles; a mistake or error, especially through clumsiness.
Not able to do something; not proficient; displaying incompetence.
Acting in a confused or ineffectual way; incompetent; showing little or no skill.
‘a bumbling fool’;
not skillful in physical movement especially with the hands; as, a bumbling mechanic.
Not apt or fit; unfit; unsuitable; improper; unbecoming.
‘The Aristotelian philosophy is inept for new discoveries.’;
not skillful in physical movement especially with the hands;
‘a bumbling mechanic’; ‘a bungling performance’; ‘ham-handed governmental interference’; ‘could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature’;
Silly; useless; nonsensical; absurd; foolish.
‘To view attention as a special act of intelligence, and to distinguish it from consciousness, is utterly inept.’;
not elegant or graceful in expression;
‘an awkward prose style’; ‘a clumsy apology’; ‘his cumbersome writing style’; ‘if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?’;
generally incompetent and ineffectual;
‘feckless attempts to repair the plumbing’; ‘inept handling of the account’;
revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse;
‘an inept remark’; ‘it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable’;