Ineptitude and Knack


Ineptitude noun - The lack of sufficient ability, power, or means.
Usage example: the nurse's ineptitude made it clear that she would be happier in a different line of work

Knack is an antonym for ineptitude.

Nearby Word: inept


Knack noun - A clever often underhanded means to achieve an end.

Ineptitude is an antonym for knack in topics: skill, ability.

Nearby Words: knacker, knackery

Both words in one sentence

  • Bumbling Sidekick A Spaniard from Barcelona, Manuel's ineptitude for the English language combined with the neurotic Basil Fawlty's knack for causing chaos made him often cause things to go even worse.
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