inept

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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (lacking skill)
a. inepto
The owner's inept management of finances drove the company into bankruptcy.La inepta administración de las finanzas del dueño llevó a la compañía a la bancarrota.
b. incapaz (invariable)
I don't know if he's an inept politician, or simply doesn't care.No sé si es un político incapaz, o simplemente no le importa.
c. torpe (invariable)
The police's inept handling of evidence led the judge to throw out all the evidence.El manejo torpe de las pruebas por parte de la policía llevó al juez a desechar todas la evidencia.
d. malo
The fans were furious at their team's inept performance last season.Los aficionados estaban furiosos por el malo rendimiento de su equipo en la temporada pasada.
2. (inappropriate)
a. inadecuado
Brian's inept remark about how sexy the nun was left everyone stunned.El comentario inadecuado de Brian acerca de lo sexy que era la monja les dejó a todos asombrados.
b. inapropiado
I didn't know how to respond to Tina's inept comment.No sabía cómo responder al comentario inapropiado de Tina.
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inept
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (clumsy)
a. inepto(a), incapaz
2. (inappropriate)
a. inapropiado(a)
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inept [ɪˈnept]
adjective
1 (unskilful) [+person] inepto; incapaz; [+performance] malo
their inept handling of the case la forma inepta en que llevaron el caso
they lost 11-0, an inept performance
2 (unsuitable) [+policy] inadecuado
this is all a result of the government's inept economic policies
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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