ineptly ineptly  /ɪ ˈnɛpt li/


  1. (adv) with ineptitude; in an incompetent manner
  2. (adv) in an infelicitous manner


  1. It was meant to mock an ineptly written federal stimulus bill.
  2. It was meant to mock an ineptly written federal stimulus bill.
  3. His second book, though ineptly written and frequently too discursive, makes engrossing reading whenever he gets out of the way and lets the court record speak for itself.


  • Daytime Emmys: Dead woman talking crudely

    Although ineptly staged, the Daytime Emmys on Sunday did supply several unforgettable awards-show moments. Bizarre is better than boring.        
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel


  1. "I can never recall anything as poorly handled and as ineptly handled as the way Sen. Craig has done this. Republicans are just aghast at this," Schieffer said. "I talked to several people up on the Hill yesterday whose attitude was, 'My God,...
    on Aug 29, 2007 By: Bob Schieffer Source: CBS 13

  2. "It was an awful performance and I can only apologise to the fans and say to them that make no mistake, we will be better at Fulham, because I can't stomach seeing a team of mine perform as ineptly as they did at Wigan," Bruce said. "There...
    on Dec 3, 2009 By: Steve Bruce Source:

  3. In a strongly worded letter to communities and local government minister John Healey, Mr Mitchell, MP for Grimsby, described the new rates system as "a burden which has been inconsiderately and ineptly imposed on port businesses".
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Austin Mitchell Source: Lloyd's List

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