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Dictionary definition for: Incompetent

1. (n) someone who is not competent to take effective action

2. (a) not qualified or suited for a purpose; "an incompetent secret service" "the filming was hopeless incompetent"

3. (s) showing lack of skill or aptitude; "a bungling workman" "did a clumsy job" "his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf"

4. (s) not doing a good job; "incompetent at chess"

5. (s) not meeting requirements; "unequal to the demands put upon him"

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