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inexpert

Line breaks: in|ex¦pert
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈɛkspəːt
 
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Definition of inexpert in English:

adjective

Having or showing a lack of skill or knowledge: an inexpert transcription from the real music
More example sentences
  • I'm especially concerned about the mentally ill, those whose disabilities may not be quantifiable or tangible to jaded health reviewers too inexpert or insensitive to accept what they don't understand.
  • My own, admittedly inexpert, sense is that we should seriously consider replacing what is a fairly complex system of child and child-care support with a single payment to each mother per child.
  • But it has that same uninspired atmosphere, where even stylish shots don't look stylish because the lighting is either so natural or so inexpert as to seem nonexistent.
Synonyms

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'inexperienced'): via Old French from Latin inexpertus, from in- 'not' + expertus (see expert).

Derivatives

inexpertly

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adverb
Example sentences
  • Fly by Night is moderately well written but poorly acted and inexpertly directed.
  • Every line is beautifully judged (even if a few are inexpertly mumbled) and the characters are drawn with a conviction that exceeds the usual limits of either genre.
  • Not much used to bicycles, she inexpertly began coasting downhill, keeping her speed down should she go for a toss.

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