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incompetent

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