ineptitude

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

Definition of ineptitude

  1. :  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>

Origin and Etymology of ineptitude

Latin ineptitudo, from ineptus


First Known Use: 1615


INEPTITUDE Defined for English Language Learners

ineptitude

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

Definition of ineptitude for English Language Learners

  • : a lack of skill or ability



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