Definition of inexpert in English:

inexpert

adjective

  • Having or showing a lack of skill or knowledge.

    ‘an inexpert transcription from the real music’
    • ‘I felt real pity for Suchet, deploying his talent against such inexpert cast mates.’
    • ‘At least with a house you can actually walk round, get a feel of the place, and even the most inexpert can usually tell if the thing is structurally sound and what needs doing to it.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, in inexpert hands inappropriate investigation often takes precedence.’
    • ‘Our tort system is dominated by vague standards and enforced by dispersed tribunals of inexpert jurors.’
    • ‘But the expertise of bureaucrats makes it harder for inexpert politicians to hold them to account.’
    • ‘Often, inexpert boatsmen call upon his experience to help them through the lock.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I'm about as inexpert at wild fungus recognition as it's possible to be so I have no idea if they are edible.’
    • ‘The photographic evidence, at least to the inexpert eye, seems very strong.’
    • ‘They were the product of a White House whose attention to international affairs was sporadic, inexpert, and reactive.’
    • ‘I've realised everyone, no matter how inexpert in the culinary arts, has a couple of these recipes up their sleeve.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For a reader inexpert in the language, how does Spanish represent or foreground social relations in ways that differ from English?’
    • ‘The ancient prophets apparently looked toward an historical climax they expected to occur visibly, on this earth (although to my inexpert ear there are also hints of less worldly expectations).’
    • ‘The solicitors knew, or ought reasonably to have known, that the unrepresented, inexpert purchasers, the applicants, had ceded control to the solicitors in the drafting of a document by which contractual rights were to be conferred.’
    • ‘My own inexpert view is that whether she is proved right or wrong, Spence's basic idea marks a major breakthrough in dating these pyramids.’
    • ‘Giambrone confirms that the team sought ceramics that ‘looked good’ to their eyes - eyes, like those of the audience to whom they pitched, that were unabashedly inexpert.’
    • ‘It's a black comb, studded with dozens of tiny diamonds that seem - to Clark's inexpert eye - pretty close to the real thing.’
    • ‘He had only a limited knowledge of healing, but it was clear even to the inexpert eye that this man was beyond saving.’
    unskilled, unskilful, amateur, amateurish, unprofessional, untrained, unpractised, unqualified, inexperienced
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

inexpert

/ɪnˈɛkspəːt/