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inexpert

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of inexpert

  1. 1 lacking or showing a lack of expert skill an inexpert attempt at putting on an outdoor concert Synonyms of inexpert amateur, dilettante, dilettantish, inexperienced, amateurish, jackleg, nonprofessional, unprofessional, unskilled, unskillfulWords Related to inexpert 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 of inexpert 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 of inexpert ace, adept, consummate, crackerjack, expert, master, masterful, masterly, professional, virtuosic, virtuoso

  2. 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 of inexpert inapt, incapable, inept, incompetent, unable, unfit, unfitted, unqualified, unskilled, unskillfulWords Related to inexpert ineffective, ineffectual, inefficient; amateurish, callow, dilettantish, green, inexperienced, raw, unprofessional; unequipped, unprepared, untrained; useless, worthless; disqualified, ineligible; wantingNear Antonyms of inexpert prepared, ready, trained; overqualified; accomplished, ace, adept, consummate, crack, experienced, practiced (also practised), seasoned, veteran, virtuoso; all-around (also all-round), protean, versatileAntonyms of inexpert able, capable, competent, expert, fit, qualified, skilled, skillful, ultracompetent

  3. 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 of inexpert botched, bungling, clumsy, fumbled, inept, awkward, maladroitWords Related to inexpert amateur, amateurish, crude, green, incompetent, ineffectual, inefficient, inexperienced, unpolished, unprofessional, unskilled, unskillful; careless, sloppy, tacky, tactless, undiplomatic; ill-advised, ineffective, ineffectual, misdirected, misguidedNear Antonyms of inexpert able, accomplished, adept, capable, clever, competent, consummate, crackerjack, expert, masterful, masterly, polished, professional, proficient, skilled, skillful, talented; diplomatic, easy, effortless, gracious, smooth, tactfulAntonyms of inexpert adroit, deft, dexterous (also dextrous), facile


inexpert

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of inexpert

  1. 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 of inexpert hack, hacker, amateur, jackleg, triflerWords Related to inexpert beginner, freshman, greenhorn, kid, learner, neophyte, newcomer, novice, rookie, tenderfoot, tyroNear Antonyms of inexpert maestro, virtuoso, whiz, wizard; old hand, old-timer, vet, veteranAntonyms of inexpert ace, adept, crackerjack (also crackajack), craftsman, expert, hand, master, past master, shark, sharp


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