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Investigations are ongoing, but it’s already clear this was a tragedy of incompetent leadership, failed intelligence and a giant mess of missed or crossed communications.

I just needed to prove it because the city of Washington is notoriously incompetent and always assumes it is right.

It is the reverse, especially now when representative democracy has produced truly incompetent governments in many places.

You are not eligible to vote if you claim voting residence outside the District or have been declared legally incompetent to vote by a court of law.

It was also littered with anti-Whitmer content, including a headline calling her “America’s most incompetent politician,” according to a cached version of the page.

Early on, the sexual protagonist complains that her Molson-drinking husband is pretty much an incompetent Neanderthal.

The cops were as incompetent as they often appear to be in the Holmes stories.

Insufficient protocols or incompetent practices for and by the nurses in the hospital hot zone.

To buy that you would have to accept that Brooks was either negligent or incompetent.

According to the historian John Saunders, he was a “weak, vain, incompetent and cowardly” leader.

It is the fashion there to regard it merely as a device to help an incompetent organist.

In such incompetent hands the malt business soon fell to be a liability rather than an asset.

Promotion came speedily when the guillotine cleared the way in the higher ranks by removing the incompetent and unfortunate.

The acts done under incompetent rulers, by those who disapprove of their claims, come from neither.

It was inelastic, incompetent to adapt itself to changing circumstances.


On this page you'll find 90 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to incompetent, such as: amateurish, helpless, inadequate, incapable, ineffectual, and inefficient.

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