What is the opposite of proficient?

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Adjective
Opposite of competent or skilled in doing or using something
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“Even if you believe that they support the same goals, it is clear that they are untrustworthy and incompetent.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or involving a great deal of knowledge or skill in a particular area
“In inexpert hands, inappropriate investigation often takes precedence.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a clear and quick intellect
“George was an unintelligent child who would constantly make poor choices in life.”
Adjective
Opposite of of, or concerned with, the actual doing or use of something, rather than with theory and ideas
“This is a theoretical conclusion, but one that graphically illustrates the point.”
Noun
Opposite of a person who is highly skilled or knowledgeable in their field
“I can think of no good reason to use blink because blinking text and images are annoying, they mark the creator as an amateur, and they have poor browser support.”
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