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incompetent

adj. 1) referring to a person who is not able to manage his/her affairs due to mental deficiency (lack of I.Q., deterioration, illness or psychosis) or sometimes physical disability. Being incompetent can be the basis for appointment of a guardian or conservator (after a hearing in which the party who may be found to be incompetent has been interviewed by a court investigator and is present and/or represented by an attorney) to handle his/her person and/or affairs (often called "estate"). 2) in criminal law, the inability to understand the nature of a trial. In these cases defendant is usually institutionalized until such time as he/she regains sanity and can be tried. 3) a generalized reference to evidence which cannot be introduced because it violates various rules against being allowed, particularly because it has no bearing on the case. It may be irrelevant (not sufficiently significant) or immaterial (does not matter to the issues). (See: incompetency, guardian, conservator, conservatee, incompetent evidence)

incompetent

not COMPETENT.
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"People have been suffering for the past nine months due to your incompetence. You will have to answer," she said.
The gratuitous incompetence of our politicians to implement a democratic and decisive vote of the people is truly breathtaking and will erode further the trust that 'Joe Public' has in the 650 that we place our faith in.
I am pleased that the court recognizes my authority as governor to suspend a public official for reasons of neglect of duty and incompetence, said Governor DeSantis.
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It is well documented that the South and London in particular receives far more funding than does the North East as exemplified by the hugely expensive cross London rail link, and Grayling's incompetence over Northern Rail and the East Coast Main Line contract has brought misery to thousands of travellers.
IANS New Delhi Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ridiculing the proposed grand alliance of opposition parties, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday asserted the country in the next 100 days will be free of his "tyranny and incompetence".
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 20 (ANI): Rahul Gandhi on Sunday vowed that within 100 days, all unemployed youth, oppressed farmers and other neglected people will be freed from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government's "tyranny and incompetence."
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All that Labour can offer is economic chaos and incompetence. The Tories, on the other hand, are hell-bent on driving through a destructive Brexit that threatens our economy, our jobs and our prosperity.