What is another word for inexpert?

Pronunciation: [ˌɪnˈɛkspɜːt] (IPA)

Inexpert refers to someone who lacks knowledge, skill or experience in a particular field. Some synonyms for this word are novice, inexperienced, unskilled, amateur, clumsy, and bungling. Other synonyms include awkward, inept, hapless, incapable, useless, and butterfingered. People who are inexpert might make mistakes, struggle to complete tasks, or lack confidence in their abilities. They might need extra training, guidance, or practice to improve their skills. On the other hand, being inexpert can also be a sign of potential and growth, as it allows individuals to learn and develop their abilities over time.

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What are the hypernyms for Inexpert?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for inexpert?

There are several antonyms for the word "inexpert," including competent, skilled, proficient, experienced, seasoned, adept, trained, skilled, and knowledgeable. These words indicate a high level of ability and expertise in a particular area, which is the opposite of being inexperienced and unskilled. When describing someone as competent or proficient, it indicates that they possess the necessary skills and knowledge to perform a task successfully. Similarly, calling someone skilled or adept means they have developed a high degree of proficiency in a particular area through training and experience. By using these antonyms for "inexpert," one can effectively communicate a person's level of competence and expertise.

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Usage examples for Inexpert

One person, from inattention, or attending only in the wrong place, overlooks half of what he sees; another sets down much more than he sees, confounding it with what he imagines, or with what he infers; another takes note of the kind of all the circumstances, but being inexpert in estimating their degree, leaves the quantity of each vague and uncertain; another sees indeed the whole, but makes such an awkward division of it into parts, throwing things into one mass which require to be separated, and separating others which might more conveniently be considered as one, that the result is much the same, sometimes even worse, than if no analysis had been attempted at all.
"A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)"
John Stuart Mill
Even as inexpert as I am in such matters, it was evident that all ten were females, and the five which had not yet participated in blessed events were but hours from becoming mothers.
"Breeder Reaction"
Winston Marks
Had they known it, they could have controlled the boat more or less with the rough oar-the one with which Ralph had sounded the depth of the river-but, of course, they were inexpert in the management of such a craft.
"The Border Boys Across the Frontier"
Fremont B. Deering

Famous quotes with Inexpert

  • I seek a light that shall be new, yet old, the oldest indeed of all lights.... I seek not science, not religion, not Theosophy, but Veda—the truth about Brahman, not only about His essentiality, but about His manifestation, not a lamp on the way to the forest, but a light and a guide to joy and action in the world, the truth which is beyond opinion, the knowledge which all thought strives after—yasmin vijñate sarvam vijñatam [which being known, all is known]. I believe that Veda to be the foundation of the Sanatan Dharma; I believe it to be the concealed divinity within Hinduism,—but a veil has to be drawn aside, a curtain has to be lifted. I believe it to be knowable and discoverable. I believe the future of India and the world to depend on its discovery and on its application, not to the renunciation of life, but to life in the world and among men. (...) I find that Shankara had grasped much of Vedantic truth, but that much was dark to him. I am bound to admit what he realised; I am not bound to exclude what he failed to realise. Aptavakyam, authority, is one kind of proof; it is not the only kind: pratyaksa [direct knowledge] is more important. (...) It is irrelevant to me what Max Müller thinks of the Veda or what Sayana thinks of the Veda. I should prefer to know what the Veda has to say for itself and, if there is any light there on the unknown or on the infinite, to follow the ray till I come face to face with that which it illumines. Europe has formed certain views about the Veda and the Vedanta, and succeeded in imposing them on the Indian intellect.... When a hundred world-famous scholars cry out, “This is so”, it is hard indeed for the average mind, and even minds above the average but inexpert in these special subjects not to acquiesce.... Nevertheless a time must come when the Indian mind will shake off the darkness that has fallen upon it, cease to think or hold opinions at second and third hand and reassert its right to judge and enquire in a perfect freedom into the meaning of its own Scriptures. When that day comes we shall, I think, discover that the imposing fabric of Vedic theory is based upon nothing more sound or true than a foundation of loosely massed conjectures. We shall question many established philological myths,—the legend, for instance, of an Aryan invasion of India from the north, the artificial and inimical distinction of Aryan and Dravidian which an erroneous philology has driven like a wedge into the unity of the homogenous Indo-Afghan race; the strange dogma of a “henotheistic”[5] Vedic naturalism; the ingenious and brilliant extravagances of the modern sun and star myth weavers. (...) Verification by experience and experiment is the only standard of truth, not antiquity, not modernity. Some of the ideas of the ancients or even of the savage now scouted by us may be lost truths or statements of valid experience from which we have turned or become oblivious; many of the notions of the modern schoolmen will certainly in the future be scouted as erroneous and superstitious.
    Sri Aurobindo

Related words: novice knowledge, knowledge acquisition, knowledge management, expert knowledge, in depth knowledge, surface knowledge, knowledge level, low level knowledge

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