- being unable or legally unqualified to perform specified acts or to be held legally responsible for such acts.
- inadmissible, as evidence.
- incomplete abortion,
- incomplete antibody,
- incomplete antigen,
- incomplete dominance
Origin of incompetent
Examples from the Web for incompetently
This is specious quantification, whether or not differential equations have been incompetently applied.Barbara Fredrickson’s Bestselling ‘Positivity’ Is Trashed by a New Study|Will Wilkinson|August 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The new Italian state was tightly centralized, highly militarized, and incompetently expansionist.
But 44 is nothing like the incompetently messianic Carter—and has more in common with Tricky Dick.
Think of the numbers that might be removed from the responsibility of incompetently educating!The Clever Woman of the Family|Charlotte M. Yonge
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.