Antonyms of adj inept

3 senses of inept

Sense 1
awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosen -- (not elegant or graceful in expression; "an awkward prose style"; "a clumsy apology"; "his cumbersome writing style"; "if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?")

INDIRECT (VIA infelicitous) -> felicitous -- (exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style; "a felicitous speaker")

Sense 2
feckless, inept -- (generally incompetent and ineffectual; "feckless attempts to repair the plumbing"; "inept handling of the account")

INDIRECT (VIA incompetent) -> competent -- (properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient; "a competent typist")

Sense 3
inept, tactless -- (revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse; "an inept remark"; "it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable")

INDIRECT (VIA maladroit) -> adroit -- (quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician"; "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"; "an adroit negotiator")

Similarity of adj inept

3 senses of inept

Sense 1
awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosen -- (not elegant or graceful in expression; "an awkward prose style"; "a clumsy apology"; "his cumbersome writing style"; "if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?")
       => infelicitous (vs. felicitous) -- (not appropriate in application; defective; "an infelicitous remark"; "infelicitous phrasing"; "the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy")

Sense 2
feckless, inept -- (generally incompetent and ineffectual; "feckless attempts to repair the plumbing"; "inept handling of the account")
       => incompetent (vs. competent) -- (not qualified or suited for a purpose; "an incompetent secret service"; "the filming was hopeless incompetent")

Sense 3
inept, tactless -- (revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse; "an inept remark"; "it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable")
       => maladroit (vs. adroit) -- (not adroit; "a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"; "a maladroit translation"; "maladroit propaganda")

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