HyperDic: incompetent

English > 6 senses of the word incompetent:
ADJECTIVEallincompetent, unqualifiedlegally not qualified or sufficient
allincompetentnot qualified or suited for a purpose
allincompetent, bungling, clumsy, fumblingshowing lack of skill or aptitude
allincompetent, unskillednot doing a good job
allincompetent, incapable, unequal tonot meeting requirements
NOUNperson incompetent, incompetent personsomeone who is not competent to take effective action
incompetent > pronunciation
Soundsihnkaa'mpahtahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > incompetent: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningLegally not qualified or sufficient.
Example "incompetent witnesses"
Synonymunqualified
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
OppositecompetentLegally qualified or sufficient
English > incompetent: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot qualified or suited for a purpose.
Examples
  • "an incompetent secret service"
  • "the filming was hopeless incompetent"
Narrowerfeckless, ineptgenerally incompetent and ineffectual
ineffective, inefficientlacking the ability or skill to perform effectively
unworkmanlikenot characteristic of or suitable for a good workman
See alsoincapable(followed by 'of') lacking capacity or ability
inefficientnot producing desired results
unqualifiednot meeting the proper standards and requirements and training
unskillednot having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency / proficiency
Oppositecompetentproperly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
Spanishincompetente
Catalanincompetent
Nounsincompetence, incompetencylack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications
Adverbsincompetentlyin an incompetent manner
English > incompetent: 6 senses > adjective 3
Meaningshowing lack of skill or aptitude.
Synonymsbungling, clumsy, fumbling
Broaderunskillednot having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency / proficiency
Spanishincompetente, inepto
Catalanincompetent, inepte
Nounsincompetence, incompetencylack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications
English > incompetent: 6 senses > adjective 4
Meaningnot doing a good job.
Example"incompetent at chess"
Synonymunskilled
BroaderbadHaving undesirable or negative qualities
Spanishincompetente, inepte
Catalanincompetent, inepte
Nounsincompetence, incompetencylack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications
English > incompetent: 6 senses > adjective 5
Meaningnot meeting requirements.
Synonymsincapable, unequal to
Broaderinadequate, unequalLacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
Spanishinadecuado, incapaz, incompetente
Catalaninadequat, incapaç, incompetent
Nounsincompetencelack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications
English > incompetent: 6 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who is not competent to take effective action.
Synonymincompetent person
Narrowerbungler, blunderer, fumbler, bumbler, stumbler, sad sack, botcher, butcher, fuckupsomeone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
slouchAn incompetent person
Broaderunskilled personA person who lacks technical training
Spanishincompetente, inepto
Catalanincompetent, inepte

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