incompetent Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"incompetent" in British English

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incompetentadjective

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/

incompetentnoun [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.
(Definition of incompetent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"incompetent" in American English

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incompetentadjective

 us   /ɪnˈkɑm·pə·t̬ənt/
lacking the ​skills or ​knowledge to do a ​job or ​perform an ​actioncorrectly or to a ​satisfactorystandard: 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 ​federalgovernment of incompetence in ​failing to ​respond more ​quickly to the ​emergency.
incompetent
noun [C]  us   /ɪnˈkɑm·pə·t̬ənt/
The ​businessfailed because it was ​run by a ​bunch of incompetents.
incompetently
adverb  us   /ɪnˈkɑm·pə·t̬ənt·li/
(Definition of incompetent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"incompetent" in Business English

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incompetentadjective

uk   us   /ɪnˈkɒmpɪtənt/
lacking the ​skills or ​knowledge to do a ​job or ​perform an ​action correctly or to a ​satisfactorystandard: Her ​performance was deemed grossly incompetent, so she was ​fired. utterly/completely/hopelessly incompetent Incompetent ​handling of the ​contractleft us ​exposed for millions in unexpected ​insuranceobligations.
incompetently
adverb
To ​win the ​case, they have to show that the Bank ​acted incompetently.
(Definition of incompetent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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