in·​ex·​pert | \ (ˌ)i-ˈnek-ˌspərt How to pronounce inexpert (audio) , ˌi-nik-ˈspərt How to pronounce inexpert (audio) \

Definition of inexpert

: not expert : unskilled

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inexpert \ (ˌ)i-​ˈnek-​ˌspərt How to pronounce inexpert (audio) \ noun
inexpertly \ (ˌ)i-​ˈnek-​ˌspərt-​lē How to pronounce inexpertly (audio) , ˌi-​nik-​ˈspərt \ adverb
inexpertness noun

Examples of inexpert in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of inexpert

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inexpert

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

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The first known use of inexpert was in the 15th century

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“Inexpert.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of inexpert

formal : not skillful at doing something

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