Wordle 501 infuriates players with tricky challenge, 'I hate this game'

Wordle 501 has frustrated a number of wordle players with an unfamiliar word, but what is the definition of today's word challenge?

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A certain word has infuriated a number of Wordle players who struggled to solve a particularly uncommon five-letter word on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.

Wordle players have been totally stumped by yet another tricky five-letter word as the game makers at the New York Times challenged players to solve an unfamiliar word.

While this isn't the first time players have been thrown a curveball - as words such as; leerycoylyquart, and agape have caused a lot of frustration for fans in the past - this challenge on November 2, posed a particularly hard challenge for fans.


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The answer for the Wordle challenge on November 2 was 'inept'. This stumped a number of players who took to social media to complain about the difficulty of this challenge.

"Wordle 501 X/6 oh the shame!!" said one player who failed to solve the puzzle. "Wordle 501 X/6 I hate this game lol," said another. "

Others claimed that they were not familiar with this word, which meant that they struggled to solve the challenge. "Couldn't get it today. Not heard this word before. Wordle 501 X/6," said one player. 

Others complained that Wordle had become more difficult. "Wordle 501 X/6 The winning streak days are long gone," said another fan of the game.

Some fans even made joked that they were in fact 'inept' when it came to solving the puzzle. "Apt! Wordle 501 6/6," said one player. "Today's word is a bit of a back handed slap! Wordle 501 X/6," said another. "Well on this occasion it turns out that I was... Wordle 501 X/6," added a third player.

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Inept meaning

Many players struggled with this challenge because they were simply unfamiliar with this term. The word is not particularly common in everyday life, so what does the word inept mean?

The word 'inept' is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as, 'not skilled or effective.' To use the word in a sentence you could say, 'She made an inept comment/remark,' or, 'he was always rather inept at sport'. 

The word can also be applied to people or events, 'he was criticized for his inept handling of the situation'. You could also say, 'George was socially inept and uncomfortable in the presence of women.'

For further explanation, synonyms of this word could be, incompetent, unskillful, amateurish, rough, clumsy, and inexpert.

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If you struggled to solve this Wordle challenge, don't worry, you are not alone! This was a particularly tough challenge that stumped a lot of players. However, if you want to improve at this game, there are a number of Wordle hacks and Wordle tricks, that may help.

If you fancy something a little different instead, there are a number of Wordle alternatives that are just like Wordle, but with a slightly different twist to keep players on their toes!

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