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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (incapable)
a. incompetente
That incompetent chef doesn't even know how to julienne carrots properly.Esa chef incompetente ni siquiera sabe cortar bien las zanahorias en juliana.
b. deficiente
Hubert was fired because his work had been completely incompetent.Hubert fue despedido porque su trabajo había sido completamente deficiente.
c. torpe
Everyone laughed at Alex's incompetent attempts to start the fire.Todos se rieron de los intentos torpes de Alex de encender la fogata.
2. (legal)
a. incapaz
The witness was declared incompetent to testify in court.El testigo fue declarado incapaz de declarar ante el tribunal.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. incompetente
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incompetent [ɪnˈkɒmpɪtənt]
1 (inept) [+person] incompetente; [+attempt] torpe; [+work] deficiente
he's incompetent es un incompetente; es incompetente; he is incompetent at his job es incompetente en su trabajo
I was incompetent at playing the piano he made an incompetent attempt to ...
2 (unqualified)
Lennox was declared incompetent (Jur) a Lennox lo declararon incapacitado; he is incompetent to lead the party no está capacitado para dirigir el partido; es incapaz de dirigir el partido
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