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 inexpert (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
Recent Examples on the Web Brainy, mannered, dryly amused, ‘The Inheritance’ can appear willfully inexpert; the self-conscious acting feels both deliberate and the work of a director who hasn’t spent much time working with actors. Mark Olsen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Indie Focus: Almodóvar and Swinton speak ‘The Human Voice’," 12 Mar. 2021

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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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25 Mar 2021

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“Inexpert.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of inexpert

formal : not skillful at doing something

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