incompetent incompetent  /ɪn ˈkɑm pə tənt/


  1. (n) someone who is not competent to take effective action
  2. (adj) legally not qualified or sufficient
  3. (adj) not qualified or suited for a purpose
  4. (adj) showing lack of skill or aptitude
  5. (adj) not doing a good job
  6. (adj) not meeting requirements


Derived Word(s)


  1. Eventually they go beyond their limits, become incompetent, and stop getting promoted.
  2. It's being incompetent escaping with millions.
  3. But to reveal government and industry regulators as grossly incompetent casts a shadow of doubt far and wide, which crimps the free flow of investment capital.


  1. Man accused of scam ruled incompetent for trial

    A former hockey coach and lottery winner accused of bilking two elderly women out of their life savings was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after he was found incompetent to stand trial.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WMUR New Hampshire

  2. Doctors say Oikos shooting suspect is still mentally incompetent

    Doctors believe a man accused of murdering seven people in a shooting rampage at Oakland's Oikos University in April 2012 is still mentally incompetent to stand trial, his lawyer told a judge Monday. One Goh, 44, didn't attend his brief hearing in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland because he's still being treated at Napa State Hospital, where he was sent earlier this year after a judge ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KTVU

  3. Doctors: Oikos shooter mentally incompetent

    Doctors believe a man accused of murdering seven people at Oikos University is still mentally incompetent to stand trial.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KGO-TV Bay Area


  1. "Right from the beginning, BP was either lying or grossly incompetent," Markey told NBC's Meet the Press programme. "First they said it was only 1,000 barrels, then they said it was 5,000 barrels."
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Edward Markey Source: Al Jazeera

  2. "Iraqi troops across the board, they are insufficient, incompetent, and many of them corrupted," Mr Hashemi told CNN.
    on Dec 18, 2006 By: Tariq al-Hashemi Source:

  3. Hezbollah's leader, Nasrallah, announced the protest in an address on national television Thursday, saying Saniora's government "has proven it is incompetent and has failed to fulfill its promises and achieve anything significant."
    on Nov 30, 2006 By: Hassan Nasrallah Source: International Herald Tribune

Word of the Day
tacit tacit
/ˈtæ sɪt /