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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unfit)
a. inept
Tenemos un alcalde inepto que no sabe hacer nada bien.We have an inept major that can't do anything right.
b. incompetent
Lucas es un empleado inepto, pero no lo podemos echar porque es el primo del gerente.Lucas is an incompetent employee, but we can't fire him because he's the manager's cousin.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (unfit person)
a. incompetent
Los maestros están de huelga otra vez. El Ministro de Educación es un inepto y debería renunciar.Teachers are on strike again. The Secretary of Education is an incompetent and should quit.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. inept
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. inept person
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inept; incompetent
inepto de toda ineptitud utterly incompetent
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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