(a) ~ (at sth/doing sth) completely unskilful (at sth) 不熟练的; 不擅长的
*I've never heard anyone so inept at making speeches. 我从未听说过有这样不会讲话的人.
* His inept handling of a minor problem turned it into a major crisis. 他处理不善使小事变大了.
(b) said or done at the wrong time; not appropriate or tactful 不合适的; 不恰当的; 不策略的
*an inept remark 不当的言语.
1500-1600; Language: French;Origin:
inepte, from Latin
ineptus, from aptus; APT
not good at doing something
, skilful skilful inept leadership He was criticized for his inept handling of the problem.politically/socially inept Blake was intellectually able but politically inept.>ineptlyadv