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English definition of “incompetent”

incompetent

adjective    /ɪnˈkɑm·pə·t̬ənt/
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    /ɪnˈkɑm·pət̬·əns/ noun [U] Local politicians accused the federal government of incompetence in failing to respond more quickly to the emergency. incompetent    /ɪnˈkɑm·pə·t̬ənt/ noun [C] The business failed because it was run by a bunch of incompetents. incompetently    /ɪnˈkɑm·pə·t̬ənt·li/ adverb
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