inexpert
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin inexpertus, from in- + expertus expert Date: 15th century not expert ; unskilledinexpert nouninexpertly adverbinexpertness noun

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  • inexpert — inexpert, erte [ inɛkspɛr, ɛrt ] adj. • 1455; lat. inexpertus ♦ Littér. Qui n est pas expert, qui manque d habileté. ⇒ inexpérimenté, inhabile. Être inexpert dans un domaine. Des mains inexpertes. ⊗ CONTR. Expert. ● inexpert, inexperte adjectif… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Inexpert — In ex*pert , a. [L. inexpertus inexperienced: cf. F. inexpert. See {In } not, and {Expert}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Destitute of experience or of much experience. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Not expert; not skilled; destitute of knowledge or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inexpert — inexpert, erte (i nèk spêr, spèr t ) adj. Qui n est point expert, qui manque d habileté. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Pour les autres inexperts en telle science, nous les prenons pour tesmoins de ceste preuve...., FROUMENTEAU Finances, 3e liv, p.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • inexpert — INEXPÉRT, Ă adj. fără experienţă, nepriceput. (< fr. inexpert) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • inexpert — (adj.) mid 15c., from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + EXPERT (Cf. expert) (adj.), or else from O.Fr. inexpert, from L. inexpertus without experience, unpracticed. Related: Inexpertly …   Etymology dictionary

  • Inexpert — (v. lat.), unerfahren …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • inexpert — index inadept, incompetent, inept (incompetent), inexperienced, unfit, unqualified (not competent), unversed …   Law dictionary

  • inexpert — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking skill or knowledge in a particular field. DERIVATIVES inexpertly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • inexpert — [in ek′spərt; in΄ek spʉrt′, in΄ikspʉrt′] adj. [ME < MFr < L inexpertus] not expert; unskillful; amateurish inexpertly adv. inexpertness n …   English World dictionary

  • inexpert — [[t]ɪ̱ne̱kspɜː(r)t[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone or something as inexpert, you mean that they show a lack of skill. He was too inexperienced and too inexpert to succeed. ...inexpert needlework. Ant: expert …   English dictionary

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