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Definition of incompetent:

  1. Not competent; wanting in adequate strength, power, capacity, means, qualifications, or the like; incapable; unable; inadequate; unfit.
  2. Not lying within one's competency, capacity, or authorized power; not permissible.
  3. 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.


ham-fisted, unable, ham-handed, bunglesome, unhandy, untrained, bumbling, maladroit, ungainly, uninitiated, unworkmanlike, bad, gawky, ineffectual, inexpert, ineffective, fumbling, unequal to, raw, ability, unqualified, inept, left-handed, feckless, floundering, bungling, inadequate, unadapted, unsuitable, unequipped, unentitled, clunky, ill-chosen, incapable, incompetent person, unable, inefficient, unfit, handless, cumbersome, inapt, heavy-handed, butterfingered, unequal, excess, unfit, not equal to, unwieldy, disqualified, clumsy.

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