|1.||[ noun ] someone who is not competent to take effective action|
|Related terms:||unskilled_person slouch bungler|
|2.||[ adjective ] not doing a good job|
"incompetent at chess"
|3.||[ adjective ] not qualified or suited for a purpose|
"an incompetent secret service" "the filming was hopeless incompetent"
|Related terms:||competent incapable feckless ineffective unqualified unworkmanlike incapable unskilled unqualified inefficient|
|4.||[ adjective ] showing lack of skill or aptitude|
|Synonyms:||fumbling clumsy bungling|
"a bungling workman" "did a clumsy job" "his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf"
|5.||[ adjective ] not meeting requirements|
"unequal to the demands put upon him"