from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality of being inept; ineptness.
  • n. An inept act or remark.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being inept.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being inept; unfitness; inaptitude; unsuitableness.
  • n. Absurdity; nonsense; foolishness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality or state of being inept; lack of aptness or adaptation; unfitness; unsuitableness; inaptitude; foolishness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
  • n. having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful


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