Inept and Inefficient


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Inept adjective – Lacking qualities (as knowledge, skill, or ability) required to do a job.
Usage example: a well-meaning but inept secretary who can't seem to keep the boss's appointments straight

Inefficient is a synonym for inept in ability topic. In some cases you can use "Inefficient" instead an adjective "Inept", when it comes to topics like clumsy, incompetent. popular alternative
Nearby Words: ineptitude, ineptly
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Inefficient adjective – Not producing the desired result.
Inept is a synonym for inefficient in incompetent topic. You can use "Inept" instead an adjective "Inefficient", if it concerns topics such as ability, ineffective, wasteful. popular alternative
Nearby Words: inefficiency, inefficiently
Synonyms for Inefficient

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manner inept manner inefficient manner
use inept use inefficient use
government inept government inefficient government
cop inept cop inefficient cop
Other nouns: villain, officer, bureaucracy.
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