What is the opposite of competent?

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Opposite of having the required skills for an acceptable level of performance
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Opposite of being what is called for by accepted standards of right and wrong
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Opposite of very skillful or effective
“Try as he might, Marshall remained an unskilled wordsmith, fumbling at every stanza while he mumbled incoherently about dropping a coffee pot.”
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(attributive to a person) Opposite of able, or easily able to be depended on
“She was completely unreliable with looking after the children, as you can tell from their disheveled state.”
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Opposite of denotes the effectiveness or dominance of a particular action
“Leaders who do not look after the interests of their followers are not only unethical but ineffective.”
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Opposite of having or indicating an efficient, practical, and systematic approach to one's work or a task
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Opposite of having information as a result of previous exposure to the given subject
“I am unacquainted with this particular process, but I am willing to learn on the job.”
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Opposite of well informed about a particular subject
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(also used as determiner) Opposite of enough to meet a need or purpose
“The amount of food we have is insufficient in comparison to the number of guests we are expecting.”
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(of persons) Opposite of having great power or influence
“He was touted as a great and strong leader but ultimately proved to be highly uninfluential.”
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Opposite of fast or responsive in one's thinking
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