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incompetent

in·com·pe·tent

incompetent

 
pronunciation:
In kam p tnt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: lacking necessary knowledge or skills.
The parents claimed that the teacher was incompetent and shouldn't be teaching.He was afraid that he would look incompetent if he tried out for the team.
antonyms:
able, adept, capable, competent, expert, proficient, virtuoso
similar words:
amateur, hopeless, inept
definition 2: not legally able or qualified.
The man was found incompetent to stand trial.
antonyms:
competent
similar words:
irresponsible
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: someone who is incompetent.
antonyms:
adept
definition 2: someone who cannot legally be held responsible for his or her actions.
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derivation: incompetently (adv.)
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