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Definition of Incompetent

Incompetent

  1. Not competent; wanting in adequate strength, power, capacity, means, qualifications, or the like; incapable; unable; inadequate; unfit.
  2. Wanting the legal or constitutional qualifications; inadmissible; as, a person professedly wanting in religious belief is an incompetent witness in a court of law or equity; incompetent evidence.
  3. Not lying within one's competency, capacity, or authorized power; not permissible.

Incompetent Quotations

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Isaac Asimov

There is a collective as well as an individual humor inclining peoples to sadness or cheerfulness, making them see things in bright or somber lights. In fact, only society can pass a collective opinion on the value of human life; for this the individual is incompetent.
Emile Durkheim

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw

I feel incompetent to perform duties... which have been so unexpectedly thrown upon me.
Andrew Johnson

Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.
John Maynard Keynes
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Incompetent Translations

incompetent in Norwegian is uskikket, inhabil
incompetent in Spanish is incompetente
incompetent in Swedish is oduglig
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