Definitions for (noun) incompetent

Main entry: incompetent, incompetent person

Definition: someone who is not competent to take effective action

Definitions for (adjective) incompetent

Main entry: incapable, incompetent, unequal to

Definition: not meeting requirements

Usage: unequal to the demands put upon him


Main entry: incompetent

Definition: not qualified or suited for a purpose

Usage: an incompetent secret service; the filming was hopeless incompetent


Main entry: unqualified, incompetent

Definition: legally not qualified or sufficient

Usage: a wife is usually considered unqualified to testify against her husband; incompetent witnesses


Main entry: incompetent, unskilled

Definition: not doing a good job

Usage: incompetent at chess


Main entry: bungling, clumsy, incompetent, fumbling

Definition: showing lack of skill or aptitude

Usage: a bungling workman; did a clumsy job; his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf