Inept and Proper


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Inept adjective – Not appropriate for a particular occasion or situation.
Usage example: an inept comparison between nursing-home residents and day-care children that many found offensive

Proper is an antonym for inept in topics: clumsy, improper.
Nearby Words: ineptitude, ineptly
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Proper adjective – Meeting the requirements of a purpose or situation.
Usage example: you'll need to have a proper diet if you want to lose weight

Inept is an antonym for proper.
Nearby Words: property, properly
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response inept response proper response
character inept character proper character
man inept man proper man
job inept job proper job
Other nouns: use, villain, boss, version, skills.

Both words in one sentence

  • In particular, Booker T went from being a highly competent champion face in WCW proper to a fairly inept heel during the Invasion who couldn't keep his title unless guys like Steve Austin and Shane McMahon got involved.
  • Magic Misfire: As noted in the Inept Mage entry, due to a combination of lacking proper tutelage and the fact that she's loopy.
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Proper and Inept. (2016). Retrieved 2021, April 13, from
Inept & Proper. N.p., 2016. Web. 13 Apr. 2021. <>.
Proper or Inept. 2016. Accessed April 13, 2021.

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