- Having or showing a lack of skill or knowledge: an inexpert transcription from the real musicMore example sentences
unskilled, unskilful, amateur, amateurish, unprofessional, untrained, unpractised, unqualified, inexperienced; inept, incompetent, maladroit, clumsy, awkward, bungling, bumbling, blundering, heavy-handed, unhandyBritish • informal all fingers and thumbs, all thumbs
- 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.
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- 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.
late Middle English (in the sense 'inexperienced'): via Old French from Latin inexpertus, from in- 'not' + expertus (see expert).