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Meaning & Definition of Incompetent in English

English

Incompetent

/ɪnkɑmpətənt/

noun

1. Someone who is not competent to take effective action

    synonym:
  • incompetent
  • ,
  • incompetent person

adjective

1. Legally not qualified or sufficient

  • "A wife is usually considered unqualified to testify against her husband"
  • "Incompetent witnesses"
    synonym:
  • incompetent
  • ,
  • unqualified

2. Not qualified or suited for a purpose

  • "An incompetent secret service"
  • "The filming was hopeless incompetent"
    synonym:
  • incompetent

3. Showing lack of skill or aptitude

  • "A bungling workman"
  • "Did a clumsy job"
  • "His fumbling attempt to put up a shelf"
    synonym:
  • bungling
  • ,
  • clumsy
  • ,
  • fumbling
  • ,
  • incompetent

4. Not doing a good job

  • "Incompetent at chess"
    synonym:
  • incompetent
  • ,
  • unskilled

5. Not meeting requirements

  • "Unequal to the demands put upon him"
    synonym:
  • incapable
  • ,
  • incompetent
  • ,
  • unequal to(p)

Examples of using

Are you stupid or incompetent?
Ted is incompetent to teach English.