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Definitions of incompetent

  1. showing lack of skill or aptitude; "a bungling workman"; "did a clumsy job"; "his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. not meeting requirements; "unequal to the demands put upon him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. someone who is not competent to take effective action Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. not qualified or suited for a purpose; "an incompetent secret service"; "the filming was hopeless incompetent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. not doing a good job; "incompetent at chess" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Not competent; wanting in adequate strength, power, capacity, means, qualifications, or the like; incapable; unable; inadequate; unfit. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Wanting the legal or constitutional qualifications; inadmissible; as, a person professedly wanting in religious belief is an incompetent witness in a court of law or equity; incompetent evidence. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Not lying within one's competency, capacity, or authorized power; not permissible. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Wanting ability; wanting fitness; inadmissible. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Wanting adequate powers: wanting the proper qualifications: insufficient. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. INCOMPETENTLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Incompetence, incompetency. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Wanting proper powers or qualifications. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Wanting adequate power; incapable; wanting the legal or constitutional qualifications; legally unavailable. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Wanting adequate powers of mind, or suitable faculties; wanting the legal ability. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. in-kom'pe-tent, adj. wanting adequate powers: wanting the proper legal qualifications: insufficient.--ns. INCOM'PETENCE, INCOM'PETENCY.--adv. INCOM'PETENTLY. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Not qualified or able (to do); not legally qualified. Hence or cogn. incompetence, -ENCY, nn., incompetently adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. Not suitable, not adequate, not proportionate. Complete Dictionary
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