Synonyms for incompetent
ɪnˈkɒm pɪ təntin·com·pe·tent
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
incompetent, incompetent personadjective
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, incompetentadjective
showing lack of skill or aptitude
"a bungling workman"; "did a clumsy job"; "his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf"
butterfingered, handless, ill-chosen, fumbling, clumsy, heavy-handed, unqualified, awkward, cumbersome, ungainly, bunglesome, unequal to(p), unskilled, bumbling, ham-handed, unwieldy, ham-fisted, clunky, inapt, inept, bungling, incapable, gawky, left-handed
not doing a good job
"incompetent at chess"
incapable, incompetent, unequal to(p)adjective
not meeting requirements
"unequal to the demands put upon him"
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If he didn't( know), he's incompetent.
Now things are getting better and he wants to show that his leadership has been a success, the messaging is that we should see the Wests response as bumbling and incompetent.
We have to acknowledge in all quarters of leadership that the plagues of violent extremism, greed, lust for power and sectarian exploitation often find their nourishment where governments are fragile and leaders are incompetent or dishonest.
There are a lot of people responsible for this. This is a horrible thing. It's incompetent, it's bad management, and it really is a very bad mark on government.
The VA spokesman reports a veteran to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System if he or she is adjudicated as incompetent by the Veterans Benefits Administration for purposes of managing his or her monetary benefits.
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