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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

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

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

There is a power in public opinion in this country - and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers - which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens.
Martin Van Buren
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Incompetent Translations

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