But 44 is nothing like the incompetently messianic Carter—and has more in common with Tricky Dick.
The new Italian state was tightly centralized, highly militarized, and incompetently expansionist.
This is specious quantification, whether or not differential equations have been incompetently applied.
Think of the numbers that might be removed from the responsibility of incompetently educating!
Several companies dishonestly and incompetently conducted have found it impossible to longer prey upon a too confiding public.
I should wish even to enlarge them all: not that the Church of England is incompetently endowed.
1610s, "insufficient," from French incompétent, from Late Latin incompetentem (nominative incompetens) "insufficient," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + Latin competentem (see competent). Sense of "lacking qualification or ability" first recorded 1630s. The noun meaning "incompetent person" is from 1866. Related: Incompetently.
incompetent in·com·pe·tent (ĭn-kŏm'pĭ-tənt)
Inadequate for or unsuited to a particular purpose or application.
Incapable of proper functioning.
Not qualified in legal terms.