Inept and Maladroit


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Inept adjective – Showing or marked by a lack of skill and tact (as in dealing with a situation).
Usage example: an inept effort to become friends with their future son-in-law

Maladroit is a synonym for inept in clumsy topic. In some cases you can use "Maladroit" instead an adjective "Inept", when it comes to topics like ability, incompetent. popular alternative
Nearby Words: ineptitude, ineptly
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Maladroit adjective – Lacking or showing a lack of nimbleness in using one's hands.
Usage example: some maladroit steering on her part caused the bicycle to go crashing into the bushes

Inept is a synonym for maladroit in awkward topic. You can use "Inept" instead an adjective "Maladroit", if it concerns topics such as clumsy, ability, bungling. popular alternative
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Maladroit or Inept. 2016. Accessed April 12, 2021.

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