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- adv. In an inept or incompetent manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Unfitly; unsuitably; awkwardly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an inept manner; unsuitably; awkwardly; foolishly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in an infelicitous manner
- adv. with ineptitude; in an incompetent manner
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Whether it's a plagiarized speech or a phrase ineptly gleaned, Presidential candidates of all persuasions know from the get-go that everything they say can and will be held against them.
Progressives should consider this before unthinkingly blasting a barely Democratic Congress for "ineptly" failing to reverse Bush policies in a few short months.
Bushfire survivor lashes out at Christine Nixon AN expert in leadership and prominent Marysville citizen has submitted a scathing critique of Christine Nixon's performance as chairwoman of the Bushfire Reconstruction Authority to the royal commission in the hope that post-disaster recovery in Australia will never be handled as "ineptly" as it has been in Victoria.
However, this statement specifically limited its scope only to some of "those who were offended by the images …" - persons who mistook the paper's mocking of an "ineptly" written stimulus bill as a malicious slight.
It is a shame that the three pictures by which he is represented here are themselves rather ineptly lit, but there is no shortage of Tintoretto elsewhere in Venice, and, as its punning title indicates, this exhibition, as the director Bice Curiger puts it, constitutes a "United Nations of a different kind."
Bush Jr. was the one who ineptly took a hands-off approach to NK.
You already have characters that are open-minded, adventurous, love being around people, and try (ineptly) to be heroic.
Unlike most good decisions, poor decisions and ineptly-executed plans create consequences that the character has to overcome, which lets you raise the stakes for the heroes and make the journey more difficult.
Agent Black is in a mock Rambo pose, ineptly wielding a machine gun on a firing range.
Yet the redcoats fought stoutly, if ineptly, until the very end, when the retreat turned into a rout.