inexpert


in·ex·pert

adjective \(ˌ)i-ˈnek-ˌspərt, ˌi-nik-ˈ\

: not skillful at doing something

Full Definition of INEXPERT

:  not expert :  unskilled
in·ex·pert \-ˈnek-ˌspərt\ noun
in·ex·pert·ly \-ˈnek-ˌspərt-lē, ˌi-nik-ˈ\ adverb
in·ex·pert·ness noun

Examples of INEXPERT

  1. <an inexpert attempt at putting on an outdoor concert>
  2. <the inexpert mechanic only made the problem worse—and charged me a fortune for doing it>

Origin of INEXPERT

Middle English, from Latin inexpertus, from in- + expertus expert
First Known Use: 15th century

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