incompetently


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in·com·pe·tent

 (ĭn-kŏm′pĭ-tənt)
adj.
1.
a. Lacking qualities necessary for effective conduct or action: an incompetent manager.
b. Inadequate for or unsuited to a particular purpose or application: "Because so many diseases fluctuate randomly over time, patients sometimes spontaneously improve despite incompetent treatment" (Richard A. Friedman).
c. Not functioning properly in the body: an incompetent heart valve.
2. Law
a. Not legally qualified, as testimony that does not meet the standards for admissibility or a juror whose personal interest in the outcome of the case does not allow him or her to serve.
b. Lacking sufficient mental ability or awareness: a defendant incompetent to stand trial.
n.
An incompetent person.

in·com′pe·tent·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.incompetently - in an incompetent manner; "he did the job rather incompetently"
ably, aptly, capably, competently - with competence; in a competent capable manner; "they worked competently"
Translations

incompetently

[ɪnˈkɒmpɪtəntlɪ] ADVde modo incompetente, de forma incompetente

incompetently

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