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Synonyms for incompetent
ɪnˈkɒm pɪ təntin·com·pe·tent

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  1. incompetent, incompetent personadjective

    someone who is not competent to take effective action

    Synonyms:
    incompetent person

    Antonyms:
    effective, efficient, competent, skilled, good, able, workmanlike, equal, adequate, capable

  2. incompetent, unqualifiedadjective

    legally not qualified or sufficient

    "a wife is usually considered unqualified to testify against her husband"; "incompetent witnesses"

    Synonyms:
    unqualified, unentitled, bungling, unskilled, fumbling, incapable, unequal to(p), clumsy

    Antonyms:
    equal, workmanlike, good, efficient, adequate, capable, skilled, competent, effective, able

  3. incompetentadjective

    not qualified or suited for a purpose

    "an incompetent secret service"; "the filming was hopeless incompetent"

    Synonyms:
    bungling, incapable, fumbling, unequal to(p), unskilled, clumsy, unqualified

    Antonyms:
    able, competent, good, efficient, capable, equal, effective, adequate, workmanlike, skilled

  4. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    good, capable, effective, equal, efficient, competent, able, adequate, workmanlike, skilled

  5. incompetent, unskilledadjective

    not doing a good job

    "incompetent at chess"

    Synonyms:
    inexpert, amateur, unqualified, amateurish, bungling, unskilled, fumbling, incapable, unequal to(p), clumsy

    Antonyms:
    adequate, capable, able, effective, competent, equal, skilled, good, efficient, workmanlike

  6. incapable, incompetent, unequal to(p)adjective

    not meeting requirements

    "unequal to the demands put upon him"

    Antonyms:
    skilled, good, effective, able, adequate, equal, competent, efficient, capable, workmanlike

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. incompetentadjective

    Synonyms:
    unable, incapable, not competent

  2. incompetentadjective

    Synonyms:
    insufficient, inadequate

  3. incompetentadjective

    Synonyms:
    disqualified, incapacitated, unfit, unfitted

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. incompetentadjective

    Synonyms:
    inefficient, unqualified, incapable, inadequate, unfit, unsuited

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "incompetent":

    inept, incapable, unable, unfit

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1935amateur
#3646unable
#10208inadequate
#10226useless
#10242insufficient
#15200inferior
#17452awkward
#20455incapable
#20528unsatisfactory
#20769worthless
#24702unsuitable
#24911incompetent
#25409unequal
#26977disqualified
#27419cumbersome
#28776clumsy
#29086unqualified
#29642unfit
#35413unskilled
#41493inept
#57710fumbling
#58332clunky
#58750unwieldy
#67008bumbling
#85218amateurish
#108120bungling
#121797ungainly
#197054gawky
#286358inexpert
#291589inapt

How to use incompetent in a sentence?

  1. Jeb Bush:

    .@JebBush has embarrassed himself his family with his incompetent campaign for President. He should remain true to himself, the last thing our country needs is another BUSH! Dumb as a rock!

  2. Lim Kit Siang:

    All Malaysians should study and dissect the most astonishing interview given by Najib on the 1MDB scandal with Reuters, i do not believe that Najib is so stupid, incompetent or ignorant, which only means he was lying through his teeth in his interview with Reuters.

  3. Thorsten J. Pattberg:

    A Greek invention, democracy is highly overrated. For starters, it never worked in Greece. The first philosophers were fascists and, even today, 2,500 years later, the 'cradle of Western civilization' remains an incompetent state. Roman emperors and a vengeful, authoritarian God are the true European success stories.

  4. Bryan Adamson:

    You have a leader who is thoroughly incompetent and inept in this moment, he has managed to fan the flames of racism.

  5. Rex Tillerson:

    That will part of the discussions when I visit Moscow next week is to call upon Foreign Minister Lavrov and the Russian government to fulfill the obligation it made to the international community when it agreed to be the guarantor of the elimination of the chemical weapons, and why Russia has not been able to achieve that is unclear to me. I don't draw conclusions of complicity at all, but clearly they've been incompetent and perhaps they've just simply been out-maneuvered by the Syrians.


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