Definition of 'incompetent'
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Not only has this person proved incompetent but her references were false. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This includes the right to dismiss incompetent staff. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Too much is squandered by incompetent ministers. The Sun (2008)Will incompetent health bosses be held to account? The Sun (2008)Only an emotionally incompetent person would persist in repeating the pass over and over again. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It reminds those of us who have had recent dealings with the police how incompetent they frequently are. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There would be victims of incompetent or corrupt police forces under pressure to obtain quick convictions at any cost. The Sun (2012)Is it good for patients or victims of crime to have to deal with incompetent doctors or police officers? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Managers were blamed, but had a whole raft of managers suddenly become incompetent? Times, Sunday Times (2006)The fourth official is incompetent and he can't do his job. The Sun (2006)I feel the film paints a picture of the police as being incompetent and biased. The Sun (2008)What if he proved incompetent? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The officials are incompetent, apparently. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The past months have shown it to be an incompetent crisis manager; its power and influence has oozed away as a result. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My experience with incompetent bosses is that they don't like their shortcomings being pointed out to anyone and can become very vindictive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The Prime Minister has blamed incompetent staff. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Having an incompetent person in a ministry leads to frustration, failure, and hurt. Christianity Today (2000)I had this mentality that the police were incompetent, which they weren't. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'incompetent'
British English: incompetent /ɪnˈkɒmpɪtənt/ ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as incompetent, you are criticizing them because they cannot do their job or a task properly.
He threatened to fire incompetent employees.
- American English: incompetent
- Arabic: غَيْرُ كُفُؤٍ
- Brazilian Portuguese: incompetente
- Chinese: 不称职的
- Croatian: nekompetentan
- Czech: neschopný
- Danish: uduelig
- Dutch: incompetent
- European Spanish: incompetente
- Finnish: epäpätevä
- French: incompétent
- German: unfähig
- Greek: ανίκανος
- Italian: incompetente
- Japanese: 無能な
- Korean: 무능한
- Norwegian: udugelig
- Polish: niekompetentny
- European Portuguese: incompetente
- Romanian: incompetent
- Russian: некомпетентный
- Spanish: incompetente
- Swedish: inkompetent
- Thai: ไม่มีความสามารถ
- Turkish: yeteneksiz
- Ukrainian: некомпетентний
- Vietnamese: thiếu khả năng
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