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English definition of “incompetent”

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  
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