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 showing great dexterity or skill
“The bear was big and frightening, but his clumsy movements made people laugh.”
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 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.”
Adjective
Opposite of having the ability to understand numbers and perform arithmetic
Noun
(amateur) 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.”
Noun
(amateur) Opposite of a person who is highly skilled or knowledgeable in their field
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