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ineptitude

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noun in·ep·ti·tude \(ˌ)i-ˈnep-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Simple Definition of ineptitude

  • : a lack of skill or ability

Full Definition of ineptitude

  1. :  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>



Origin of ineptitude

Latin ineptitudo, from ineptus


First Known Use: 1615



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