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  • Ineptly — In*ept ly, adv. Unfitly; unsuitably; awkwardly. [1913 Webster] None of them are made foolishly or ineptly. Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ineptly — adverb 1. with ineptitude; in an incompetent manner (Freq. 1) he performed his functions ineptly • Syn: ↑fecklessly • Derived from adjective: ↑feckless (for: ↑fecklessly), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ineptly — 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

  • ineptly — adverb see inept …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ineptly — adverb In an inept or incompetent manner …   Wiktionary

  • ineptly — Synonyms and related words: impolitically, impoliticly, inadeptly, inadequately, inadvisably, inappropriately, inaptly, incapably, incompetently, incongruously, inefficiently, inexpediently, inexpertly, infelicitously, inopportunely, poorly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ineptly — adv. incompetently, inadequately; inappropriately; clumsily; inanely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ineptly — in·ept·ly …   English syllables

  • ineptly — See: inept …   English dictionary

  • inept — ineptly, adv. ineptness, n. /in ept , i nept /, adj. 1. without skill or aptitude for a particular task or assignment; maladroit: He is inept at mechanical tasks. She is inept at dealing with people. 2. generally awkward or clumsy; haplessly… …   Universalium

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