[in-ept, ih-nept] /ɪnˈɛpt, ɪˈnɛpt/
without skill or aptitude for a particular task or assignment; maladroit:
He is inept at mechanical tasks. She is inept at dealing with people.
generally awkward or clumsy; haplessly incompetent.
inappropriate; unsuitable; out of place.
absurd or foolish:
an inept remark.
awkward, clumsy, or incompetent
not suitable, appropriate, or fitting; out of place
c.1600, from Old French inepte (14c.) or directly from Latin ineptus “unsuitable, improper, absurd, awkward, silly, tactless,” from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + aptus “apt” (see apt). Related: Ineptly; ineptness.
/ɪnˈɛkwəbəl/ adjective 1. uneven 2. not uniform 3. changeable adj. 1717, from Latin inaequabilis “uneven,” from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + aequabilis (see equable).
[in-i-kwol-i-tee] /ˌɪn ɪˈkwɒl ɪ ti/ noun, plural inequalities. 1. the condition of being unequal; lack of equality; disparity: inequality of size. 2. social disparity: inequality between the rich and the poor. 3. disparity or relative inadequacy in natural endowments: a startling inequality of intellect, talents, and physical stamina. 4. injustice; partiality. 5. unevenness, as of […]
[in-ee-kwuh-lat-er-uh l] /ˌɪn i kwəˈlæt ər əl/ adjective 1. not ; having unequal sides.
[in-ek-wi-tuh-buh l] /ɪnˈɛk wɪ tə bəl/ adjective 1. not ; unjust or unfair: an inequitable decision. /ɪnˈɛkwɪtəbəl/ adjective 1. not equitable; unjust or unfair adj. 1660s, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + equitable. Related: Inequitably.