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incompetent

adjective uk   /ɪnˈkɒm.pɪ.tənt/  us   /-ˈkɑːm.pə.t̬ənt/
not having the ability to do something as it should be done: an incompetent teacher/doctor He has described the government as corrupt and incompetent.
incompetently
adverb uk   us   /-li/

incompetent

noun [C] uk   /ɪnˈkɒm.pɪ.tənt/  us   /-ˈkɑːm.pə.t̬ənt/
someone who does not have the ability or skill to do something as it should be done: The country's being governed by a bunch of incompetents.
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