noun \(ˌ)i-ˈnep-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

: a lack of skill or ability

Full Definition of INEPTITUDE

:  the quality or state of being inept; especially :  incompetence

Examples of INEPTITUDE

  1. The team's poor play is being blamed on the ineptitude of the coaching staff.
  2. <the nurse's ineptitude made it clear that she would be happier in a different line of work>


Latin ineptitudo, from ineptus
First Known Use: 1615


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