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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·ept /ɪˈnɛpt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ept a.
 1. Not apt or fit; unfit; unsuitable; improper; unbecoming.
    The Aristotelian philosophy is inept for new discoveries.   --Glanvill.
 2. Silly; useless; nonsensical; absurd; foolish.
    To view attention as a special act of intelligence, and to distinguish it from consciousness, is utterly inept.   --Sir W. Hamilton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not elegant or graceful in expression; "an awkward prose
             style"; "a clumsy apology"; "his cumbersome writing
             style"; "if the rumor is true, can anything be more
             inept than to repeat it now?" [syn: awkward, clumsy,
              cumbersome, inapt, ill-chosen]
      2: generally incompetent and ineffectual; "feckless attempts to
         repair the plumbing"; "inept handling of the account"
         [syn: feckless]
      3: revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse; "an
         inept remark"; "it was tactless to bring up those
         disagreeable" [syn: tactless]