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Definitions of incompetent

  1. someone who is not competent to take effective action Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Incompetence, incompetency. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. INCOMPETENTLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. not meeting requirements; "unequal to the demands put upon him" 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 adequate powers: wanting the proper qualifications: insufficient. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Wanting proper powers or qualifications. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.

Usage examples for incompetent

  1. He felt uncertain, incompetent uncomfortable, mainly because he was to draw objects entirely new to his eyes. – The Sherrods by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. Whether Mr. Carleton had seen or had not seen, or whether even he had his faculty of hearing in present exercise, a glance at his face was incompetent to discover. – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
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