Synonyms and Antonyms of inexpert
1 lacking or showing a lack of expert skill <an inexpert attempt at putting on an outdoor concert> Synonyms amateur, dilettante, dilettantish, inexperienced, amateurish, jackleg, nonprofessional, unprofessional, unskilled, unskillfulRelated Words curbstone, self-taught, uninitiated, unprepared, unqualified, unschooled, untaught, untrained, untutored; awkward, clumsy, ham-fisted, ham-handed, heavy-handed; crude, defective, faulty, flawed, primitive, unfinished, unpolished; beginning, entry-level, fresh, green, new, raw, unseasoned, untested, untried, would-be; incapable, incompetent, talentless, unable, unfit, ungifted, untalentedNear Antonyms able, accomplished, capable, competent, dexterous (also dextrous), gifted, habile, handsome, proficient, skilled, skillful, talented; experienced, practiced (also practised), seasoned, veteran; educated, fitted, initiated, knowledgeable, prepared, qualified, schooled, taught, trained, tutored, versed; all-around (also all-round), ambidextrous, versatile, well-rounded; finished, polished, slickAntonyms ace, adept, consummate, crackerjack, expert, master, masterful, masterly, professional, virtuosic, virtuoso
2 lacking qualities (as knowledge, skill, or ability) required to do a job <the inexpert mechanic only made the problem worse—and charged me a fortune for doing it> Synonyms inapt, incapable, inept, incompetent, unable, unfit, unfitted, unqualified, unskilled, unskillfulRelated Words ineffective, ineffectual, inefficient; amateurish, callow, dilettantish, green, inexperienced, raw, unprofessional; unequipped, unprepared, untrained; useless, worthless; disqualified, ineligible; wantingNear Antonyms prepared, ready, trained; overqualified; accomplished, ace, adept, consummate, crack, experienced, practiced (also practised), seasoned, veteran, virtuoso; all-around (also all-round), protean, versatileAntonyms able, capable, competent, expert, fit, qualified, skilled, skillful, ultracompetent
3 showing or marked by a lack of skill and tact (as in dealing with a situation) <well-meaning but inexpert expressions of sympathy from friends after the funeral> Synonyms botched, bungling, clumsy, fumbled, inept, awkward, maladroitRelated Words amateur, amateurish, crude, green, incompetent, ineffectual, inefficient, inexperienced, unpolished, unprofessional, unskilled, unskillful; careless, sloppy, tacky, tactless, undiplomatic; ill-advised, ineffective, ineffectual, misdirected, misguidedNear Antonyms able, accomplished, adept, capable, clever, competent, consummate, crackerjack, expert, masterful, masterly, polished, professional, proficient, skilled, skillful, talented; diplomatic, easy, effortless, gracious, smooth, tactfulAntonyms adroit, deft, dexterous (also dextrous), facile
Synonyms and Antonyms of inexpert
a person who lacks experience and competence in an art or science <the shoddy tiling in the bathroom was a sure sign that it was the work of an inexpert> Synonyms hack, hacker, amateur, jackleg, triflerRelated Words beginner, freshman, greenhorn, kid, learner, neophyte, newcomer, novice, rookie, tenderfoot, tyroNear Antonyms maestro, virtuoso, whiz, wizard; old hand, old-timer, vet, veteranAntonyms ace, adept, crackerjack (also crackajack), craftsman, expert, hand, master, past master, shark, sharp
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