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inexpert

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adjective in·ex·pert \(ˌ)i-ˈnek-ˌspərt, ˌi-nik-ˈ\

Simple Definition of inexpert

  • : not skillful at doing something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inexpert

  1. :  not expert :  unskilled

inexpert

play \-ˈnek-ˌspərt\ noun

inexpertly

play \-ˈnek-ˌspərt-lē, ˌi-nik-ˈ\ adverb

inexpertness

noun

Examples of inexpert in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of inexpert

Middle English, from Latin inexpertus, from in- + expertus expert


First Known Use: 15th century


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