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Unsuitable or improper.
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  1. Unsuitable or improper.
  2. Not appropriate; not suitable, fitting, or proper
  1. Awkward, lacking coordination, not graceful, not dextrous
  2. Awkward or inefficient in use or construction, difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
  3. Gauche; inept:
Lacking grace or social polish; awkward or tactless.
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  1. Lacking grace or social polish; awkward or tactless.
Without adequate ability, knowledge, fitness, etc.; failing to meet requirements; incapable; unskillful
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  1. Without adequate ability, knowledge, fitness, etc.; failing to meet requirements; incapable; unskillful
  2. Lacking sufficient mental ability or awareness:
  3. Lacking qualities necessary for effective conduct or action:
Not in accordance with the truth, fact, or rule; wrong; incorrect
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  1. Not in accordance with the truth, fact, or rule; wrong; incorrect
  2. Not suitable for or consistent with the purpose or circumstances; poorly adapted; unfit
  3. Not in keeping with conventional mores; indecorous:
Not appropriate; not suitable, fitting, or proper
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  1. Not appropriate; not suitable, fitting, or proper
  2. Unsuitable or improper.
Inappropriate:
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  1. Inappropriate:
  2. Unapt; not apt; unsuitable; inept.
  3. Not apt; not suitable; inappropriate
Not in agreement, as with principles; inconsistent:
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  1. Not in agreement, as with principles; inconsistent:
  2. Lacking in harmony; incompatible:
  3. Not in keeping with what is correct, proper, or logical; inappropriate:
At an awkward or improper time or place; inopportune; inappropriate
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  1. At an awkward or improper time or place; inopportune; inappropriate
Not likely or liable.
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  1. Not likely or liable.
  2. Not suitable or appropriate.
  3. Not apt, inappropriate, unsuited.
Not in keeping with the expected standards of one's position.
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  1. Not in keeping with the expected standards of one's position.
  2. Not appropriate or suited to one's appearance, status, character, etc.; unattractive, indecorous, etc.
  3. Not flattering, attractive or appropriate.
Not befitting; not appropriate to.
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Below the required standard; unqualified:
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  1. Below the required standard; unqualified:
  2. Not meant or adapted for a given purpose; inappropriate:
  3. (Biology) Unable to survive or produce viable offspring in a particular environment.
Not suited to the circumstances; inappropriate:
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  1. Not suited to the circumstances; inappropriate:
  2. Not in accord with accepted standards of decency or morality.
  3. Not seemly; not decent or proper; unbecoming; indecorous
Not appropriate:
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Not easily managed or effected; embarrassing
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  1. Not easily managed or effected; embarrassing
  2. Marked by or causing embarrassment or discomfort:
  3. Difficult to effect; uncomfortable:
Unsuitable or improper.
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  1. Unsuitable or improper.
  2. Not appropriate; not suitable, fitting, or proper
Inappropriate or awkward; not well said, expressed, or done.
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  1. Inappropriate or awkward; not well said, expressed, or done.
  2. Not felicitous; unfortunate or unsuitable
  3. Unhappy or unfortunate.
Regrettable; deplorable:
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  1. Regrettable; deplorable:
  2. Not suitable or successful
  3. Characterized by, bringing, or causing misfortune:
Not suitable; inappropriate:
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  1. Not suitable; inappropriate:
  2. Not happy or joyful; sad or sorrowful:
  3. Unlucky; unfortunate
Inept:
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  1. Inept:
  2. Not apt; not suitable; inappropriate
  3. Unapt; not apt; unsuitable; inept.
Lacking the necessary ability, capacity, or power:
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  1. Lacking the necessary ability, capacity, or power:
  2. Not capable
  3. Unable to perform adequately; incompetent:
Lacking sufficient mental ability or awareness:
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  1. Lacking sufficient mental ability or awareness:
  2. Without adequate ability, knowledge, fitness, etc.; failing to meet requirements; incapable; unskillful
  3. Lacking qualities necessary for effective conduct or action:
Incapable of, or indisposed to, effective action; habitually slack or remiss; effecting little or nothing; as, inefficient workers; an inefficient administrator.
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  1. Incapable of, or indisposed to, effective action; habitually slack or remiss; effecting little or nothing; as, inefficient workers; an inefficient administrator.
  2. Lacking the necessary ability; unskilled; incompetent
  3. Lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; incompetent:
Not expert; unskilled.
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  1. Not expert; unskilled.
Exhibiting a lack of skill; inexpert:
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  1. Exhibiting a lack of skill; inexpert:
  2. Of a made object: inexpertly made or showing a lack of skill.
  3. Requiring no training or skill:
Not skillful; having little or no skill or dexterity; awkward
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  1. Not skillful; having little or no skill or dexterity; awkward
  2. (Obsolete) Ignorant.
  3. Unskilled; inexpert.
Difficult to effect; uncomfortable:
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  1. Difficult to effect; uncomfortable:
  2. Not dexterous; clumsy.
  3. Marked by or causing embarrassment or discomfort:
  1. Awkward, lacking coordination, not graceful, not dextrous
  2. Awkward or inefficient in use or construction, difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
  3. Gauche; inept:
Lacking grace or social polish; awkward or tactless.
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  1. Lacking grace or social polish; awkward or tactless.
Alternative form of heavy-handed.
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  1. Alternative form of heavy-handed.
  2. Without a light touch; clumsy or tactless
  3. Clumsy; awkward.
Marked by a lack of adroitness; inept.
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  1. Marked by a lack of adroitness; inept.
  2. Awkward; clumsy; bungling
  1. Not skillful.
  2. (Obsolete) Ignorant.
  3. Not skillful; having little or no skill or dexterity; awkward
Difficult to effect; uncomfortable:
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  1. Difficult to effect; uncomfortable:
  2. Not dexterous; clumsy.
  3. Marked by or causing embarrassment or discomfort:
  1. Awkward, lacking coordination, not graceful, not dextrous
  2. Awkward or inefficient in use or construction, difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
  3. Gauche; inept:
Awkward or ungainly, often, specif., from being disproportionately tall
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  1. Awkward or ungainly, often, specif., from being disproportionately tall
  2. Awkward, ungainly; lacking grace or dexterity in movement
  3. Awkward; ungainly.
Lacking grace; clumsy.
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  1. Lacking grace; clumsy.
  2. Lacking any sense of what is right or proper
  3. Without grace; clumsy or inelegant
Shaped like a lump, ill defined in shape.
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  1. Shaped like a lump, ill defined in shape.
  2. Like lumps, composed of unshaped or mismatched pieces.
  3. Clumsy or cumbersome.
Marked by a lack of adroitness; inept.
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  1. Marked by a lack of adroitness; inept.
  2. Awkward; clumsy; bungling
Lacking grace or ease of movement or form; clumsy.
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  1. Lacking grace or ease of movement or form; clumsy.
  2. Difficult to move or to manage; unwieldy.
  3. Awkward; clumsy
(Colloquial, nonstandard) Not graceful; lacking grace.
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  1. (Colloquial, nonstandard) Not graceful; lacking grace.
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