Definition of incompetent:
- Not competent; wanting in adequate strength, power, capacity, means, qualifications, or the like; incapable; unable; inadequate; unfit.
- Not lying within one's competency, capacity, or authorized power; not permissible.
- 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.
- amateur (part of speech: adjective)
- unskillful (part of speech: adjective)
- impotent (part of speech: adjective)
- "One Woman's Life", Robert Herrick.
- "Indian Boyhood", [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman.
Instead of strengthening Wellington's hands in an efficient manner, the English cabinet sent 40, 000 troops, under the command of the Earl of Chatham, an indolent or incompetent general, to seize the isle of Walcheren, and destroy the shipping and works at the mouth of the Scheld; nor was this ill- judged expedition despatched from Britain until the first of August, three weeks after the decisive battle of Wagram had been fought and won.- "The History of Napoleon Buonaparte", John Gibson Lockhart.