What is the opposite of competent?

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Opposite of displaying outstanding skill, knowledge, or experience in a given field
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“If you had an incompetent employee who was costing you money and butchering important relationships, wouldn't you want to know?”
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Opposite of acceptable and satisfactory, though not outstanding
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“Perhaps we gave inadequate service in the past, but I am wondering if we are giving a little too much service at the present time.”
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Opposite of justified by morally accepted standards
“Sergeant Major Polk thought the sentence was unjustified, and he prevailed on one of the brigade's colonels to start a petition for his pardon.”
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(of a court or other body) Opposite of accepted as having the legal authority to deal with a particular matter
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“We see that the ordinary citizen is utterly unfit to be judge and jury in his own case.”
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Opposite of showing great dexterity or skill
“The bear was big and frightening, but his clumsy movements made people laugh.”
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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 tolerably acceptable in standard
“Our customers know they can depend on us to maximize their resources and deliver a superior level of support.”
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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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(of persons) Opposite of influential or powerful in rank, position, or status
“He was touted as a great and strong leader but ultimately proved to be highly uninfluential.”
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Opposite of able, or easily able to be depended on
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Opposite of fast or responsive in one's thinking
“Brian would hang up the phone because he felt he was too stupid to figure out the girth of a box.”
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