ineptitude ineptitude  /ɪ ˈnɛp tɪ ˌtud/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
  2. (n) having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful

Usage(s):

  1. Chvez represents a populist backlash against Venezuela's entrenched power lite, whose corruption and ineptitude had virtually bankrupted the oil-rich Caribbean nation.
  2. At the end of a presidency of stupefying ineptitude, he has become the lamest of all possible ducks.
  3. Whether or not it involves cronyism and cover-up, the affair of the White House travel office is a tale of ineptitude by officials who blindly followed bureaucratic rules.

News

  1. Louis C.K. On What It Takes To Be A Real Father

    Today, we'll mostly hear funny anecdotes about the ineptitude of dads between all the compliments and high praise. Not from Louis C.K. though. He is tackling Father's Day with the kind of honesty you only expect from, well, Louis C.K.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: CBS Chicago

  2. Bush should have been impeachment target

    The June 9 featured letter calls for Obama's impeachment on the grounds of ineptitude in the handling of the Benghazi attack.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: MyCentralJersey.com

  3. The NCAA's Enforcement Division Is A Mess, And That's A Good Thing

    This week's Sports Illustrated (print edition) includes a lengthy rundown of the bureaucratic troubles plaguing the NCAA's enforcement division. SI 's take: That the ineptitude created by these troubles is preventing the NCAA from properly administering its rulebook. SI treats this as a problem, as something we all ought to lament. But isn't it good news? SI 's story picks up where Yahoo! left ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Deadspin

Quotes

  1. "I guess when you look at the Building the Education Revolution program, the school halls rip-off, it's easy to understand that as deputy prime minister and education minister Julia Gillard was at the heart of the ineptitude, the waste, the...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Tony Abbott Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "I believe General Peake's heart is in the right place, but this job will take more than just promises," said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., a member of the Senate panel. "He needs to work everyday to overcome the bureaucratic ineptitude,...
    on Dec 14, 2007 By: Patty Murray Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "Unless he has a good explanation for not only what he knew and when he knew it but also for the ineptitude of the department ...... he is a goner," Nelson said of Gonzales. "I think there might be enough Republicans who are calling for his...
    on Mar 26, 2007 By: Bill Nelson Source: Forbes

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