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incompetent

adjective  /ɪnˈkɑm·pə·t̬ənt/ us  
lacking the skills or knowledge to do a job or perform an action correctly or to a satisfactory standard: Cowden was incompetent and incapable of administering the duties of secretary of the association.
incompetence
noun [U]  /ɪnˈkɑm·pət̬·əns/ us  
Local politicians accused the federal government of incompetence in failing to respond more quickly to the emergency.
incompetent
noun [C]  /ɪnˈkɑm·pə·t̬ənt/ us  
The business failed because it was run by a bunch of incompetents.
incompetently
adverb  /ɪnˈkɑm·pə·t̬ənt·li/ us  
Translations of “incompetent”
in Korean 무능한…
in Arabic عاجِز, غَير كُفء…
in French incompétent…
in Turkish yetersiz, ehliyetsiz, beceriksiz…
in Italian incompetente, incapace…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無能力的, 不勝任的…
in Russian некомпетентный, несведущий…
in Polish niekompetentny…
in Spanish incompetente…
in Portuguese incompetente, inábil, incapaz…
in German unzulänglich…
in Catalan incompetent…
in Japanese 無能な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无能力的, 不胜任的…
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