ineptitude
noun Etymology: Latin ineptitudo, from ineptus Date: 1615 the quality or state of being inept; especially incompetence

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  • Ineptitude — In*ept i*tude, n. [L. ineptitudo.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being inept; unfitness; inaptitude; unsuitableness. [1913 Webster] That ineptitude for society, which is frequently the fault of us scholars. Tatler. [1913 Webster] 2. Absurdity; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ineptitude — (n.) 1610s, from Fr. ineptitude, from L. ineptitudo, noun of quality from ineptus unsuitable, absurd (see INEPT (Cf. inept)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ineptitude — I noun fatuity, futility, impotence, impropriety, impuissance, inability, inadequacy, inanity, inaptitude, inappropriateness, incapacity, incompetence, inefficacy, inefficiency, inutility, stupidity, unfitness, uselessness, worthlessness… …   Law dictionary

  • ineptitude — [in ep′tə to͞od΄, in ep′tətyo͞od΄] n. [L ineptitudo] 1. the quality or condition of being inept 2. an inept act, remark, etc …   English World dictionary

  • ineptitude — n. 1) to demonstrate, display ineptitude 2) ineptitude at, in * * * [ɪ neptɪtjuːd] display ineptitude in to demonstrate ineptitude at …   Combinatory dictionary

  • ineptitude — [[t]ɪne̱ptɪtjuːd, AM tuːd[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you refer to someone s ineptitude, you are criticizing them because they do something with a complete lack of skill. ...the tactical ineptitude of the allied commander. Ant: skill …   English dictionary

  • ineptitude — in|ept|i|tude [ıˈneptıtju:d US tu:d] n [U] formal lack of skill ▪ the ineptitude of the people in charge …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ineptitude — inept ► ADJECTIVE ▪ incompetent; awkward or clumsy. DERIVATIVES ineptitude noun ineptly adverb ineptness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «unsuitable»: from Latin ineptus, from in not + aptus fitted …   English terms dictionary

  • ineptitude — /in ep ti toohd , tyoohd , i nep /, n. 1. quality or condition of being inept. 2. an inept act or remark. [1605 15; < L ineptitudo. See INEPT, I , TUDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ineptitude — noun The quality of being inept. Syn: ineptness …   Wiktionary

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