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    incompetent

    incompetent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word incompetent

    Definition
    (noun) someone who is not competent to take effective action
    Synonyms : incompetent person
    Definition
    (adj) legally not qualified or sufficient
    Synonyms : unqualified
    Example Sentence
    • a wife is usually considered unqualified to testify against her husband
    • incompetent witnesses
    Definition
    (adj) not qualified or suited for a purpose
    Example Sentence
    • an incompetent secret service
    • the filming was hopeless incompetent
    Definition
    (adj) showing lack of skill or aptitude
    Synonyms : bungling , clumsy , fumbling
    Example Sentence
    • a bungling workman
    • did a clumsy job
    • his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf
    Definition
    (adj) not doing a good job
    Synonyms : unskilled
    Example Sentence
    • incompetent at chess
    Definition
    (adj) not meeting requirements
    Synonyms : incapable , unequal to
    Example Sentence
    • unequal to the demands put upon him
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