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not having the skill or ability to do your job or a task as it should be done 无能力的；不胜任的；不称职的
an incompetent teacher 不称职的教师 his incompetent handling of the affair 他在处理这件事上的无能表现 The prime minister was attacked as incompetent to lead. 首相被抨击缺乏领导能力。
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I know my boss considers me incompetent. 我知道老板认为我无能。 a grossly incompetent piece of reporting 毫无水平的报道 She worked for years under an incompetent manager. 她在一名不称职的经理手下工作了多年。
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Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the sense ‘not legally competent’): from French, or from late Latin incompetent-, from in- ‘not’ + Latin competent- ‘being fit or proper’, from the verb competere in its earlier sense ‘be fit or proper’, from com- ‘together’ + petere ‘aim at, seek’.