Synonym of inept

Alternative for inept

Adjective

Clumsy or awkward in nature
clumsy bungling awkward bumbling crude klutzy maladroit undexterous ungraceful blundering gauche rough unfacile botched butterfingered butterfingers fumbled unhandy unproductive unsuccessful wooden artless hopeless all fingers and thumbs cack-handed ham-fisted ham-handed heavy-handed all thumbs graceless ungainly inexpert inelegant gawky unskilful uncoordinated lumbering incompetent unco unskillful stumbling oafish unpolished clodhopping handless gawkish amateurish gangling lubberly left-handed coarse like a bull in a china shop ponderous untactful cloddish unrefined stiff clownish uncouth unsophisticated tactless unskilled unwieldy indelicate lumpish inefficient inexperienced unadept useless crass rough-hewn boorish green shambling fumbling rude gruff cumbersome indiscreet floundering spastic harsh unsubtle stilted blunderous rash careless injudicious bovine clunky hasty vulgar foolish muddled two left feet with two left feet inapt bulky unfortunate unfit untoward untalented weedy unable brash loutish imprudent heavy-footed accident-prone unpolitic having two left feet having two left hands flat-footed undiplomatic hulking impolitic stolid heavy rustic ill-bred not agile all thumbs rough-and-tumble botching mutton-fisted untrained inadept unproficient raw unworkmanlike unsteady fumbly slouching coltish helpless splay ill-shaped elephantine brutish laborious skill-less clunking out of your depth unmannerly disaster-prone ill-fated unlucky doomed ill-starred uncultured gross bearish Neanderthal lumpen blockish churlish yobbish dorky uncivil unwise sharp inadvisable blunt dozy swinish stupid unthinking unperceptive simple badly behaved ape-like primitive tasteless rudimentary plain ill-advised callous rough and ready jerry-rigged jerry-built jury-rigged rough-and-ready straightforward precipitate lifeless unnatural rigid passionless uncomfortable rustical leaden flat dry stodgy uneasy unimpassioned spiritless soulless weighty inflexible deadpan inexpressive obstinate unyielding unbending lacking vitality

Adjective

Lacking the skills or abilities for a given task or job
incompetent amateurish inapt incapable inexpert substandard unfit unskilful unskilled unskillful inadept inadequate ineffectual inefficient unqualified inferior unproficient wanting lacking unable unfitted unworkmanlike useless loser not up to scratch bungling amateur inexperienced untrained clumsy maladroit unprofessional blundering ineffective awkward unequipped no good hopeless floundering weak slipshod crude dilettante dilettantish not cut out for unprepared nonprofessional poor deficient sloppy inefficacious jackleg gauche unapt bumbling unsuitable insufficient ham-fisted cack-handed botched unhandy not equal to feeble cowboy disqualified skill-less bad can't hack it undependable raw not up to incapacitated shoddy ineligible pathetic lacking ability fumbling not good enough bush-league impotent inproficient a dead loss not much cop not up to snuff leaving much to be desired careless faulty half-baked green unpractised unsuited hapless bodged ham-handed unreliable fumbled slapdash powerless unpracticed not up to it unaccomplished ill-equipped untalented not cut out slack extravagant prodigal slovenly shooting blanks improficient disorganized improvident incompatible hack worthless backwards lay rude botching unsophisticated insipid bum disorganised talentless unsatisfactory unequal inoperative lousy non-qualified untaught bush imperfect couldn't organize a piss-up in a brewery suboptimal subpar duff defective can't cut it not prepared losing dependent frail naive uncool butterfingers vulnerable unequal to the task uncultivated negligent not equal to something not up to something without finesse unpolished lacking finesse out of one's depth not much chop no great shakes unqualified for untrained for incapable of incompetent at unable to do something out of one's element can't make the grade uninitiated helpless unadapted not know one's arse from one's elbow less capable not have it out to lunch unable to do something for toffee heavy-handed butterfingered all thumbs all fingers and thumbs inappropriate unfitting unseemly wrong cold unwary unsuspecting unstudied second-rate unschooled ignorant immoral dishonourable dishonorable nonexpert unready improper untoward infelicitous perverse malapropos inapposite unacceptable unbefitting objectionable inapplicable undesirable unworthy not designed ineligible for ill-suited unequipped for unprepared for ill-adapted unsuited to inadequate for not qualified ill-suited to unsuitable for unfitted for inappropriate to not designed for ill-adapted to

Adjective

Inappropriate for a given purpose, situation or occasion
inappropriate unsuitable inapposite inapt incongruous incorrect improper indecorous malapropos unapt unfit infelicitous unbecoming unhappy untoward wrong absurd amiss perverse graceless meaningless pointless ridiculous unseemly out of place unfitting unbefitting unsuited untimely ill-advised unacceptable out of keeping inopportune ill-timed awkward indelicate unseasonable inapplicable undue ill-suited tactless tasteless injudicious unwarranted undesirable inexpedient inadvisable discordant ill-judged misplaced indecent irregular ill-considered inharmonious inadmissible uncalled-for lacking in propriety out of order unfortunate irrelevant unprofessional unladylike ungentlemanly erroneous imprudent inaccurate incompatible discrepant uncomely odd at odds in bad taste bad form undignified indiscreet clumsy regrettable immodest impolite misguided uncouth false ineligible discreditable rough ungodly abnormal preposterous malodorous ludicrous gauche inadequate in poor taste disproportionate out-of-place out-of-season off-base beyond the pale out of the way unreasonable contradictory unwelcome immaterial illogical coarse disreputable rude rotten immoral extraneous unworthy impertinent incompetent unmannerly impolitic unsatisfactory vulgar erring maladroit clashing dissonant inconsistent jarring crooked unfair insensitive ill-fitted unfitted inapropos ill-adapted out of line unworthy of ill-chosen not germane not proper improprietous uncalled for incautious unconventional offensive out-of-the-way irrelative funny off-balance detrimental inconvenient dishonourable illegitimate dishonest corrupt unethical untactful unhandsome tacky unlovely salacious not done unscrupulous unmatched disparate dissident disagreeable interfering senseless inconsonant off unvirtuous loose wanton ill-bred shameless not pertinent dishonorable out of character left-field foot-in-mouth way off irrational wrong-headed boorish churlish ill-mannered discourteous against the rules not cricket not good enough faulty defective not suitable uncivil shocking unrefined premature unorthodox awry disadvantageous early mistimed hasty mistaken confused misjudged intrusive unfavorable unfavourable bad imperfect astray adrift flawed disobliging disobedient miscreant thrawn wayward aberrant delinquent uncontrollable ornery troublesome obstructive unhealthy fractious rebellious unhelpful mean poor crass tawdry ruffian shameful raffish inelegant crude cheap rowdy unallowable fallacious inefficient uncool useless ineffective badly timed not designed invalid unlawful haywire sick foul stupid slow dull not up to scratch ineligible for unequipped for not equal to unprepared for not good enough for unsuited to inadequate for ill-suited to unsuitable for unfitted for inappropriate to not designed for ill-adapted to no good inexpert impermissible forbidden prohibited unqualified precluded disallowed inexperienced unhandy unfacile flat jejune inadept unmeet undexterous unproficient insipid banal glitched up unadmittable not allowable exceptionable objectionable censored unadmissible ill-favored excluded barred not acceptable banned unwanted ill-favoured conflicting beside the point not appropriate contrary disconsonant strange bizarre irreconcilable off-key incoherent ironic paradoxical not in harmony divergent unrelated uncoordinated shifting unbalanced unpredictable distorted lopsided jumbled unavailing uneven rambling in opposition unconnected alien foreign incongruitous unintelligible twisted incongruent fitful fantastic standing out a mile like a fish out of water sticking out a mile naughty disgraceful degrading base demeaning debasing ignoble ignominious wretched scandalous lowering humiliating cheapening shaming belittling mortifying suggestive smutty outrageous inglorious risqué low infra dig contemptible mismatched uncomplimentary unceremonious off-colour obscene abject bawdy racy gross earthy filthy blue despicable vile lewd raunchy dirty nasty impure licentious ribald Rabelaisian lascivious saucy raw X-rated fruity bothersome off colour inauspicious off-color unpropitious near the knuckle difficult adverse diverse different at variance varying differing unmixable sorry lax disappointing beneath you lacking dignity unprincipled negligent deplorable dreadful sordid beneath your dignity shady dodgy forward unwholesome distasteful bold ill-matched fresh cheeky brazen unsavoury incommodious seamy sleazy louche seedy shoddy trying testing tough disastrous challenging prohibitive unworthy of one beneath one's dignity infra indignitatem beneath one broad out of its element debased depraved degenerate low-minded spicy discommodious unprofitable discommoding abhorrent odious titillating pornographic sleazoid disgusting abominable trashy salty porny scurrilous profane stag gutter juicy unprintable squalid unsavory adult rogue devilish undeserving beneath reprehensible inexcusable gamy sly scabrous gamey rascally foul-mouthed low-down and dirty off-colored locker-room unforgivable unfitting to recreant valueless nothing blamable improper to unmerited no-good good-for-nothing pitiful no-account worthless disparaging derogative depreciative contemptuous denigratory slighting detractive scornful derogatory decrying pejorative derisory depreciatory deprecatory disdainful denigrative unbecoming to discrediting corrupting menial downgrading embarrassing bringing shame not deserving not worth out of place with out of character with not fit nudge-nudge barro unblushing bad-mannered brutish callow lowbred near the bone

Adjective

Displaying a lack of sensibleness or judgment
absurd asinine crazy nonsensical preposterous senseless brainless crackpot daft fatuous foolish looney loony lunatic nutty silly simpleminded stupid unwise wacky witless cockeyed cuckoo daffy dippy harebrained insane kookie kooky mad screwball whacky zany balmy bubbleheaded dotty featherheaded jerky lunkheaded sappy tomfool fool half-baked half-witted weak-minded ridiculous idiotic ludicrous inane irrational moronic imbecilic illogical mindless hare-brained bizarre unreasonable unintelligent barmy pointless dumb dopey goofy damfool empty-headed odd chowderheaded dotish glaikit imprudent laughable screwy doltish loopy thickheaded potty gormless impractical cockamamie dim-witted foolhardy eccentric irresponsible strange puerile wild risible farcical batty giddy feebleminded weird dim crackbrained cretinous dunderheaded divvy imbecile wooden-headed pea-brained dof out to lunch rash reckless madcap unstable thoughtless ill-advised wacko peculiar cockamamy outlandish halfwitted fantastic scatty simple birdbrained thick lamebrained boneheaded blockheaded slow-witted feather-brained oddball injudicious nuts comical cracked clownish vacuous infantile childish indiscreet unconventional ill-considered unrealistic unthinkable meaningless scatterbrained immature unreal slang fanciful fantastical queer impracticable ignorant pinheaded incongruous braindead muttonheaded ill-conceived chuckleheaded dozy inconsistent dappy unusual off the wall cock-eyed way out off beam up the pole as daft as a brush off the air fat-headed brain-dead incautious bathetic defective clock impolitic clueless derisible rattlebrained unsteady heedless careless changeable unworkable dense dull unsound implausible untenable bugged out mentally incompetent frivolous incomprehensible softheaded donkeyish obstinate unsafe callow grotesque gonzo doolally addle-brained goofy loony funny credulous retarded green off the beam extremely foolish stupidly irresponsible full of holes dead from the neck up thick-witted insensate complacent unaware insipid shocking outrageous quirky inexperienced off your trolley off your head flakey flaky incredible off-centre avant-garde slow backward monstrous amusing light-hearted comic extreme impossible feather-headed wet behind the ears as thick as two short planks simple-minded feeble-minded chucklesome hilarious waggish diverting excessive extravagant unbelievable astonishing pathetic exorbitant derisive derisory cranky kinky dilly far-out joshing humorous camp witty campy too much out of the question taking the cake out there flighty erratic in left field soft nitwitted dopy muddle-headed pie-faced sheepheaded demented unhinged deranged unbalanced crazed psychotic bonkers mental certifiable crackers loco gaga touched disturbed bats frenzied distraught meshuga psychopathic distracted sectionable raving bananas delirious frantic manic barking hysterical nutso buggy squirrelly nutsy schizoid bushed porangi yarra idiosyncratic twisted mentally ill non compos mentis of unsound mind raving mad sick in the head mad as a hatter not together stark mad not all there stark raving mad away with the fairies round the bend nutty as a fruitcake barking mad foaming at the mouth mad as a March hare round the twist stark staring mad not the full shilling not right in the head not quite right in the head not right upstairs have a screw loose have bats in the belfry have kangaroos in the top paddock mentally unbalanced out of one's head off-the-wall weak improbable unlikely far-fetched curious inconceivable unreasoning extraordinary short-sighted faulty dubious doubtful contradictory groundless offbeat remarkable unthinking nonrational surreal puzzling freaky outré aberrant invalid unconvincing fallacious specious flawed whimsical sophistic unjustifiable illegitimate inconsequent inconsequential unfounded unscientific freakish incoherent false vain rum abnormal unreasoned funky weirdo mystifying singular baffling spaced-out unimaginable off-kilter gelastic droll out-of-the-way questionable out of the ordinary reasonless unique suspect phenomenal capricious farfetched inconclusive spurious futile fishy flimsy wrong quixotic misleading amazing vapid incorrect bewildering irreconcilable hollow poor sensational romantic grandiose way-out spectacular visionary far out unorthodox self-contradictory uncommon reachy nerdy unearthly inappropriate bizarro queerish quaint beyond belief maniacal atypical unfamiliar uncanny make-believe unexpected freak without foundation without basis naive not making sense ill-judged unpractical purposeless counterintuitive contemptible burlesque empty ornate imaginative exotic foolheaded obtuse idiotish unjustified erroneous trifling worthless dimwitted smoothbrained fancy creative original worthy of scorn galumphing slapstick sophistical very stupid irregular perplexing tenuous casuistic unproved unaccountable mercurial inexplicable baseless arbitrary unpredictable lamebrain unsmart knuckleheaded Gothic gothic baroque mysterious Boeotian perverse irrelevant unconnected unsubstantial vacant crass wishy-washy flat innocuous smooth-brained wackadoodle nonconformist crazy-ass wackadoo vague unpersuasive deviant Bohemian dorky outre dreamlike disconnected disjointed bad featherbrained risky misguided brainsick maniac wud bedlam meshugge bughouse fruity haywire moonstruck whacko psycho daggy exaggerated useless ineffectual unsatisfactory nebulous lame inadequate unsubstantiated feeble not following devoid of intelligence out of the way off-beat off the rails left-field O.T.T. a bit much OTT over the top looney tunes loony tunes beyond the bounds of possibility dull-witted blithesome jolly jocose gleeful gay jocund merry mirthful sunny jocular jovial festive blithe ill-thought-out unsustainable unsupportable sketchy shaky indefensible obscure overblown incompetent embarrassing in vain beyond all reason bird-brained out of all reason imaginary acting crazy not well thought out illusory incredulous embellished fabricated dishonest suspicious dubitable untruthful untrue to no avail airy problematic thin slight unimpressive unconceivable ambitious uncompelling artificial shady hyperbolic for grins exceptional illusive suppositious different hallucinatory rare won't hold water won't wash non-viable starry-eyed unfeasible mind-boggling distorted disputable debatable undependable equivocal untrustworthy embroidered iffy histrionic arguable unreliable surprising idealistic tall cock and bull hard to swallow blown up astounding out of sight cock-and-bull stunning notable striking momentous prodigious miraculous utopian unworldly theoretical perfectionist delusory unforgettable eye-catching arresting complicated special stupendous unwonted uncustomary noteworthy conspicuous exceeding extraordinaire unprecedented serious especial eye-popping unco preternatural unaccustomed aberrated anomalous tremendous wondrous not applicable gone nonrealistic ivory-tower not sensible blue sky floating on cloud nine amazeballs heavy flash gnarly forby har-har rich jokey entertaining scream riot laughing mocking facetious unheard-of off beaten path never to be forgotten out of this world

Adjective

Not producing the desired effect
inutile futile unproductive fruitless vain unavailing ineffective profitless ineffectual pointless unprofitable bootless worthless abortive valueless meaningless purposeless feckless hopeless counterproductive idle inoperative unpurposed weak nonfunctional unfunctional unusable impractical dysfunctional expendable scrap incompetent waste unavailable unworkable disadvantageous stupid impracticable good-for-nothing no good of no use useless unsuccessful inadequate lame inefficient inefficacious feeble poor powerless non-successful failed pathetic empty otiose barren impotent hamstrung inexpedient paltry unfructuous unfruitful unable indecisive to no effect unfit incapable forceless void withered nugatory neutralised null defeasible spineless innocuous inferior limited neutralized anticlimactic to no avail bungled bungling unconvincing unimpressive insufficient emasculate slack-spined not effective no go no way thin tame lousy rotten implausible flimsy unsatisfactory shallow flat invertebrate null and void trifling insignificant sterile trivial inconsequential miserable trashy unimportant wretched bogus mediocre abandoned nothing unessential ignoble measly no-account negligible petty piddling senseless junky pants wanky no-good despicable contemptible base cheap abject drossy ne'er-do-well uneconomic unrewarding nominal niggling piddly slight footling picayune pimping piffling inconsiderable chicken peanut minute unremunerative unsuitable frustaneous unlucrative dry gainless unserviceable de minimis Mickey Mouse stillborn nonpractical broken unuseful inoperable in vain not useful to no purpose Sisyphean aimless needless unnecessary goalless vacuous unreasonable nonsensical designless purportless mindless thoughtless witless illogical frivolous irrational wanton indiscriminate vapid desultory brainless random inane motiveless unhelpful no use insubstantial hollow deficient defective undirected ridiculous floundering haphazard drifting silly chaffy poxy rubbishy nickel-and-dime banal of no benefit wishy-washy uncalled for uncalled-for without rhyme or reason hit-or-miss rubbish not worth a hill of beans a dime a dozen a dead loss two a penny not much cop

Adjective

Showing a lack of common sense
crazy foolish idiotic asinine brainless bubbleheaded featherheaded half-witted jerky lunkheaded sappy simpleminded tomfool weak-minded airheaded birdbrained boobish brain-dead buffoonish chowderheaded chuckleheaded clownish clueless dense dim dim-witted doltish dopey dopy dorky dull dumb dunderheaded empty-headed fallacious feebleminded gormless idiotical ill-advised imbecile invalid knuckleheaded lamebrain lamebrained mindless moronic nonrational notional oafish obtuse opaque pinheaded simple slow slow-witted soft softheaded surd thick thickheaded thoughtless unconsidered unintelligent unreasoned unreasoning vacuous weak thick-witted stupid daft boneheaded fatuous unsmart witless senseless imbecilic bonehead silly cretinous dozy pea-brained dippy muttonheaded wooden-headed soft in the head barmy thick as two short planks bovine pig-ignorant slow on the uptake wooden fat-headed not the full shilling ignorant vapid naive inane gullible dull-witted dunce-like simple-minded dotish dof loopy dotty scatty unwise daffy harebrained goofy blockheaded halfwitted fool childish half-baked puerile immature mad crackpot feeble-minded damfool divvy rattlebrained braindead glaikit scatterbrained screwy feather-brained giddy slow on uptake boorish soppy dimwitted imprudent clottish blockish unthinking loggerheaded cloddish injudicious mentally deficient as thick as two short planks thick-skulled not intelligent deficient thick-headed mentally handicapped very stupid cockamamy short-sighted irrational ridiculous unreasonable indiscreet ludicrous Boeotian thick as mince woodenheaded nitwitted sluggish stolid dead from the neck up uncomprehending insensitive shallow lumpish illiterate uneducated unschooled untaught imperceptive hebetudinous crass lethargic torpid vacant insensate numskulled nonliterate unlearned benighted analphabetic uninstructed ill-mannered unread unlettered rude untutored dark credulous feeble stupefied numbskulled comatose heavy slumberish blind unperceptive unimaginative anencephalic anencephalous impassive fatheaded foolishly stupid dummy thick-skinned not bright backward unintellectual laughable shortsighted batty dappy log-headed out to lunch superficial not with it duncelike unresponsive limited dizzy frivolous featherbrained skittish ditzy flighty hebete know-nothing hare-brained pea-brain without thought pie-faced negligent careless neglectful forgetful inattentive unmindful mooning rash unaware spaced-out out daydreaming moony out of it

Adjective

Lacking in experience
young inexperienced green new undeveloped fresh naïve unfledged uninitiated unproven untrained amateur amateurish callow ignorant immature inexpert naive tenderfoot unacquainted unfamiliar uninformed unlearned unpractised unqualified unskilled unskillful verdant innocent nonprofessional raw sophomoric unconversant undisciplined unprofessional unschooled unseasoned unsophisticated untested untried untutored unversed jackleg unaccustomed underdeveloped unpracticed unworldly lacking experience wet behind the ears wide-eyed kid prentice rookie unused wet behind ears unfamiliar with rude spring chicken uninitiate unrehearsed unformed adolescent juvenile puerile unripe unripened born yesterday nescient simple ingenuous childlike naif primitive naïf simpleminded unsuspicious jejune credulous unsuspecting untaught impressionable insensible confiding youthful uncritical unstudied as green as grass trusting gullible guileless artless unwary unpretentious unwitting trustful unknowing unaware unmindful unguarded unsceptical unaffected oblivious dewy uneducated incompetent clueless incognizant dewy-eyed over-trusting unpretending easily deceived unweaned novice easily taken in unconscious easily led aw-shucks unenlightened childish kidstuff non-technical unequipped unchartered unlicensed incapable uncertificated strange dilettante non-professional lay unheard-of unknown unprecedented novel original untamed uncultivated unprepared illiterate not trained wild inexperienced in unconversant with not used to inexperienced at uninstructed a novice at a newbie to unused to unacquainted with not used unversed in newcome a stranger too green unpractised in not given to a newcomer to fond unwise easy natural silly virginal countrified uncorrupted virgin like a babe in the woods cute quaint starry-eyed shallow unjaded simple-minded plain Panglossian

Adjective

Characterized by laziness, indolence, and a lack of ambition
shiftless idle indolent lazy slothful aimless good-for-nothing incompetent inefficient lackadaisical unambitious unenterprising apathetic feckless improvident irresponsible lethargic spiritless worthless dallying deceitful devious directionless dishonest dubious inattentive laggard lagging lifeless loafing procrastinating slack suspicious unenergetic unindustrious unmotivated untrustworthy workshy useless no-account no-good lousy ne'er-do-well ineffectual futile feeble hopeless inefficacious counterproductive hamstrung weak ineffective inexpedient unpurposed fustian reckless spineless meaningless uncareful carefree careless incautious unreliable wild sluggish listless inactive inert torpid languid slow passive dull supine languorous otiose impassive fainéant heavy work-shy indifferent comatose bone idle enervated slow-moving laid-back dormant sleepy tired somnolent lax drowsy unenthusiastic easygoing slumberous dopey faineant do-nothing snoozy limp negligent remiss leisurely lukewarm lymphatic insouciant abstracted stupefied fatigued quiescent dreamy half-hearted uninterested narcotic phlegmatic languishing moony energyless leaden blah stupid stuporous hebetudinous out of it sluggard vigourless vacant lumpish plodding stagnant drony resting slow-going mopish effete absent neutral bored heedless motionless numb insensible hibernating drugged sleeping benumbed lacking energy inconscious cold out paralyzed static sodden latent unhurried paralysed unworksome unoccupied unaspiring parasitic procrastinative bone-idle uncaring vegged out dead to the world out to lunch out cold offhand passionless bloodless debilitated unconcerned slap-happy casual relaxed disinterested incurious sentimental pococurante romantic laissez-faire slapdash halfhearted Laodicean daydreaming weary easy going laid back lacklustre nebbish draggy lackluster stretchy exhausted unmoving stolid dilatory wimpy sleepyhead spring fever without energy having spring fever

Adjective

Disgracefully bad or unpleasant
diabolical dreadful terrible appalling atrocious awful frightful poor shocking deplorable disgraceful inferior lamentable mediocre shameful substandard unsatisfactory abysmal bungling crummy dire dismal hopeless inadequate second-rate shoddy third-rate very bad bum God-awful lousy pathetic pitiful rotten useless woeful chronic duff nasty outrageous pits poxy ropy rubbish tricky unpleasant vile damnable direful egregious excruciating hellacious a load of pants bad miserable execrable sorry abominable pants incompetent laughable godawful wretched sucky ineffectual horrendous sad disastrous horrible odious disappointing derisory god-awful faulty unacceptable amateurish imperfect deficient negligent defective careless worthless broken inexpert distressing unfortunate second-class punk shabby catastrophic calamitous regrettable cataclysmic not up to scratch not up to par not up to snuff tragic ridiculous rueful absurd affecting ludicrous beastly foolish-looking silly hideous contemptible ghastly ineffective incapable unable to do something to save one's life unable to do something for toffee weak a dead loss inproficient very poor unproficient no good trashy crude low common base slipshod junky rubbishy paltry schlock tawdry schlocky grotty cheap-jack low-grade grim coarse bargain-basement poor-quality scandalous sickening offensive disgusting loathsome abhorrent horrifying unspeakable foul monstrous grievous repugnant horrific revolting horrid obscene repulsive heinous despicable detestable unbearable repellent obnoxious evil nauseating nauseous gross noisome pitiable disagreeable gruesome intolerable wicked insufferable distasteful cheap opprobrious rancid repellant fulsome noxious ugly macabre extreme low-rent cut-rate gimcrack reprehensible mean cruddy heartbreaking hateful preposterous iniquitous insupportable terrifying dishonourable dishonorable sinful mournful ignoble fearful stinking overwhelming afflictive criminal lurid grisly terribly bad sleazy wrong cheapjack trumpery bodger el cheapo not much cop morbid inexcusable feeble unforgivable yucky senseless inglorious objectionable unpardonable unconscionable foolish undesirable indefensible immoral discreditable ignominious disreputable icky grody severe unjustifiable indescribable annoying animal beast bestial sick intense beyond contempt grewsome terrific nightmarish great nightmare from hell irritating acute lewd alarming nagging unhappy dread frightening spine-chilling redoubtable scary formidable forbidding fearsome hair-raising intimidating strong unrelenting serious painful brutal worrying troublesome upsetting distressful dirty melancholy sneaking ratty grubby scabby scummy scurvy lame harrowing tenth-rate infamous villainous accursed cringe-making nefarious bloodcurdling unearthly sinister strange ghoulish sublime shuddersome creepy baleful tremendous eerie astounding confounded cursed violent cruel unreasonable savage blameworthy downer bummer dolorous vicious steep ruthless unendurable immoderate exorbitant unfair excessive inhuman flagrant barbaric infernal exasperating impossible unwarranted fiendish OTT extravagant maddening O.T.T. extortionate uncivilised depraving flagitious debasing uncivilized ungodly debauching corrupt contumelious notorious scurrilous too great malevolent degenerate shaming wanton disgracing over the top slovenly off desperate two-bit cheesy bush-league wack crumby suboptimal subpar piss-poor wanting dime-a-dozen dissatisfactory bush sour tinhorn stupid for the birds unwelcome strictly for the birds harmful of a sort

Adjective

Showing no strength of character
wet soft weak effete feeble silly foolish spineless ineffectual timorous weedy wimpish wimpy ineffective timid boneless characterless cowardly drippy frail invertebrate nerveless pathetic sissified sissy spiritless weakened weakling chicken daft irresolute nerdy wussy limp-wristed weak-kneed wishy-washy milk-and-water namby-pamby yellow-bellied useless impotent inadequate unassertive indecisive gutless meek fickle weak-willed passive faltering dithering craven tame indeterminate wavering fallible pusillanimous vacillating powerless undetermined lily-livered faint-hearted chicken-hearted corruptible hemming and hawing supine unreliable unsure waffling yellow yielding easily led undependable fearful candy-assed pigeon-hearted submissive poor-spirited chicken-livered cowering recreant quaking trembling afraid hesitant nervous shrinking unheroic poltroon dastardly tentative chickenhearted milk-livered frightened apprehensive enervated scared uncertain shy insipid weak-minded fainthearted abject compliant diffident unmanly jittery doubtful cowed retiring vapid halting anxious half-hearted jejune debilitated daunted easily frightened persuasible persuadable impressionable milksoppish caitiff pithless mousy infirm biddable mousey skittish tremulous undecided lacking courage panicky pigeonhearted feeble-minded hesitating intimidated dismayed equivocating changeable teetering divided ambivalent fluctuating uncommitted unresolved torn shaky unassured iffy shilly-shallying unstable having cold feet in two minds sitting on the fence in a quandary in a dilemma blowing hot and cold innocuous inefficient incompetent disorganized wasteful petrified coward insufficient epicene insignificant lame simpering colourless swishy snowflake jumpy feart easily scared nervy broken bland stumbling limp mean-spirited disorganised flabby spooked lifeless inert niddering colorless cringey funky coy poltroonish white-livered sookie ignoble flavourless mediocre watered-down listless sapless flavorless languid dull gentle browbeaten Milquetoast capricious bullied unnerved base scary fearsome dishonourable dishonorable cringing deceitful offensive treacherous sneaking low unprincipled unethical tricky stammering cowhearted backward worthless pussyfooting uneventful astraddle unresisting afraid of one's own shadow hot and cold of two minds on the fence obedient paper tiger no guts running scared acquiescent tractable unprotesting deferential having the willies insecure unconfident lacking feeling squeamish forceless self-conscious self-doubting lacking assurance lacking self-confidence not confident not self-assured lacking in confidence lacking confidence like a lamb to the slaughter without a will of your own afraid of one's shadow unsteady unsettled doubting changing halfhearted wobbly on-the-fence in doubt full of doubt hot-and-cold without guts

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Unwarranted or inappropriate because excessive or disproportionate
undue excessive extreme immoderate inordinate disproportionate extravagant improper inappropriate intemperate needless overmuch unjustified unnecessary unseemly unsuitable unwarranted fulsome non-essential superfluous unneeded baroque devilish exorbitant fancy insane intolerable lavish overdue overextravagant overweening plethoric steep stiff too great too much towering unbecoming uncalled-for unconscionable undeserved unmerciful unmerited unreasonable exceeding forbidden gratuitous ill-advised illegal ill-timed inapt indecorous sinister unapt uncalled for underhanded unfair unfitting unjust unjustifiable unmeasurable unseasonable untimely unwarrantable not required a bit much over the top exaggerated outrageous extortionate OTT dizzying unrestrained sky-high preposterous wanton high indefensible overkill enormous wrongful irrational profligate self-indulgent unprovoked prodigal O.T.T. way out stratospheric redundant inexcusable profuse criminal unlawful groundless surplus pricey unrestricted overpriced uncurbed over-the-top overindulgent unbalanced extra imprudent monstrous unbounded overabundant dissipated overboard dear senseless superabundant too-too illogical absonant uncontrolled over the odds arbitrary unbridled heavy unrightful severe wrong up to here overblown unacceptable costing an arm and a leg egregious unlimited unequal unforgivable punitive wasteful huge boundless inflated supererogatory illegitimate super limitless ridiculous indulgent recrementitious supernatural more over-elaborate dispensable nonessential unessential wicked far-out posh peremptory too many out of all proportion out of bounds overripe elevated harsh wild unpardonable expensive in excess reckless drastic violent abounding rigorous theatrical prohibitive dissipative debauched strict uneven tough extraordinary overdone effusive gushing gigantic inequitable inessential over elaborate punishing austere immense colossal unrelenting sharp oppressive cruel grievous monumental massive ungrounded draconian unhampered unchecked overstated unethical vast giant mountainous ludicrous overelaborate substantial great swingeing nonsensical immoral mammoth reprehensible incommensurate prodigious bottomless gross tremendous whopping overgenerous dishonest dishonorable beyond the pale stupendous fantastic avoidable blameworthy useless dishonourable unwanted hyped up unrequired de trop not in proportion to out of proportion out of proportion to relatively too small for relatively too large for over the limit unreasoned costly very great untempered going too far diabolical very too gushy unreserved absurd fancy-pants passionate uncontrollable illicit without justification raw dissolute unhindered rampant tempestuous abandoned runaway hard dramatic tall pompous pretentious blown up out of all proportion very high very expensive unwelcome ungovernable incontinent imposing lofty far-fetched a lot imbalanced greedy soaring outré stringent uncivilised unthinkable inconceivable 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Of an action that is difficult to perform
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Strict or exacting in standards
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Not producing the expected result
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Not having the power to influence people or events
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