Definitions for incompetentɪnˈkɒm pɪ tənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•com•pe•tentɪnˈkɒm pɪ tənt(adj.)
lacking qualification or ability; incapable.
characterized by or showing incompetence.
not legally qualified.
(n.)an incompetent person, as one who is mentally deficient.
Origin of incompetent:
1590–1600; < LL
incompetent, incompetent person(adj)
someone who is not competent to take effective action
legally not qualified or sufficient
"a wife is usually considered unqualified to testify against her husband"; "incompetent witnesses"
not qualified or suited for a purpose
"an incompetent secret service"; "the filming was hopeless incompetent"
bungling, clumsy, fumbling, incompetent(adj)
showing lack of skill or aptitude
"a bungling workman"; "did a clumsy job"; "his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf"
not doing a good job
"incompetent at chess"
incapable, incompetent, unequal to(p)(adj)
not meeting requirements
"unequal to the demands put upon him"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
incompetent(adjective)ɪnˈkɒm pɪ tənt
inefficient or useless
an incompetent fool; incompetent handling of the problem
A person who is incompetent.
Unskilled, lacking normally expected degree of ability, Northern Victorian Irrigation Renewal Project like see ombudsmans report.
Having an incompetent lawyer may be grounds for a retrial, but the lawyer in question probably doesn't know that.
Unable to make rational decisions, insane or otherwise cognitively impaired.
The charged was judged incompetent to stand trial, at least until his medication started working.
not competent; wanting in adequate strength, power, capacity, means, qualifications, or the like; incapable; unable; inadequate; unfit
wanting the legal or constitutional qualifications; inadmissible; as, a person professedly wanting in religious belief is an incompetent witness in a court of law or equity; incompetent evidence
not lying within one's competency, capacity, or authorized power; not permissible
Translations for incompetent
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
not good enough at doing a job etc
a very incompetent mechanic.
- غَيْر كُفء، لا دِرايَةَ لَهُArabic
- incompetentePortuguese (BR)
- inkompetent; udueligDanish
- ανίκανος, ακατάλληλοςGreek
- ناشی؛ نالایقFarsi
- חֲסַר יְכוֹלֶתHebrew
- (szakmailag) nem hozzáértőHungarian
- kurang mampuIndonesian
- nekompetents; nemākulīgsLatvian
- tidak cekapMalay
- udugelig, inkompetentNorwegian
- ناشی؛ نالایقPersian
- نا لایقPashto
- neschopný, slabýSlovak
- 不夠格的Chinese (Trad.)
- некомпетентний; невмілийUkrainian
- کسی کام کے لیے ناموزوںUrdu
- thiếu khả năngVietnamese
- 不胜任的Chinese (Simp.)
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