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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?”
Opposite of acceptable and satisfactory, though not outstanding
“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.”
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.”
(of a court or other body) Opposite of accepted as having the legal authority to deal with a particular matter
“We see that the ordinary citizen is utterly unfit to be judge and jury in his own case.”
Opposite of showing great dexterity or skill
“The bear was big and frightening, but his clumsy movements made people laugh.”
Opposite of very high in quality
“The steak he cooked was, frankly, awful.”
Opposite of having or indicating an efficient, practical, and systematic approach to one's work or a task
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 tolerably acceptable in standard
“Our customers know they can depend on us to maximize their resources and deliver a superior level of support.”
Opposite of having the ability to understand numbers and perform arithmetic
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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