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
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.”
(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.”
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.”
Opposite of having or indicating an efficient, practical, and systematic approach to one's work or a task
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.”
Opposite of well informed about a particular subject
(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.”
(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.”
Opposite of fast or responsive in one's thinking
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