ineptitude

noun in·ep·ti·tude \ (ˌ)i-ˈnep-tə-ˌtüd , -ˌtyüd \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of ineptitude

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

Examples of ineptitude in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of ineptitude

Latin ineptitudo, from ineptus


INEPTITUDE Defined for English Language Learners

ineptitude

noun

Definition of ineptitude for English Language Learners

  • : a lack of skill or ability



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