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"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 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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"incompetent" in British English

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incompetentadjective

uk   /ɪnˈkɒm.pɪ.tənt/  us   /ɪnˈkɑːm.pə.t̬ənt/

incompetentnoun [C]

uk   /ɪnˈkɒm.pɪ.tənt/  us   /ɪnˈkɑːm.pə.t̬ənt/
(Definition of incompetent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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 satisfactory standard: Her performance was deemed grossly incompetent, so she was fired. utterly/completely/hopelessly incompetent Incompetent handling of the contract left us exposed for millions in unexpected insurance obligations.
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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