incompetent person

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n incompetent person someone who is not competent to take effective action
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Quotations

  • L. Ron Hubbard
    L. Ron Hubbard
    “The differences between a competent person and an incompetent person are demonstrated in his environment (surroundings).”

Usage

In literature:

A more curiously incompetent person I never met.
"The Moon Endureth--Tales and Fancies" by John Buchan
That is the way all angry greenhorns and incompetent persons attempt to settle matters.
"The Professor at the Breakfast Table" by Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.)
ADELAIDE: Probably a tiresome person too incompetent to make a perfect tower.
"Plays" by Susan Glaspell
This power was doubtless intended for the public good, and in order that incompetent or inefficient persons should be removed.
"Lands of the Slave and the Free" by Henry A. Murray
Persons who have been rendered infamous by their conviction of great crimes, are deemed incompetent to give evidence.
"The Principles of Masonic Law" by Albert G. Mackey
For ourselves we own our incompetence, and proceed, glancing next at his goodly person.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
Be assured that the decision of these persons has nothing to do with the question; they are altogether incompetent judges.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
It might check the rush of incompetent persons into the theatrical profession.
"Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O" by Various
The ordinary boy treats himself, following the advice of some of his friends or some incompetent person.
"Herself" by E. B. Lowry
Your father might think of me as an incompetent and good-for-nothing person.
"The Flockmaster of Poison Creek" by George W. Ogden
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In news:

MJ's personal assistant claims AEG is financially responsible for Dr Conrad Murray's incompetence.
But can he overcome his personal history and his incompetent ground game.
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In science:

As a retired person, publication gives no professional benefit, and it is highly unpleasant to have to deal with incompetent referees and journals which lack scientific integrity.
Comment on Phys. Rev. D 60 084017 "Classical self-force" by F. Rohrlich
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