Translation of incompetent in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkɑːmpətənt; ɪnˈkɒmpɪtənt/


  • 1.1 (inept) [teacher/leader/speaker] incompetente, inepto; [work] deficiente; [attempt] ineficaz
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    • This crew appears to be so power-hungry, and so incompetent in carrying out their radical programs, that only disaster will result if they gain a second term.
    • Not necessarily incompetent, they are opportunists who seize the chance to make lots of money for doing relatively little work.
    • The point is not to say that planners are necessary corrupt or incompetent; but simply that they cannot fail to see things from the point of view of how they, personally, may be affected by their own decisions.
    1.2 (disqualified) [Law/Derecho] incapaz to be incompetent to + infinitive/infinitivo ser* incapaz para + infinitive/infinitivo, no tener* capacidad para + infinitive/infinitivo
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    • I am horrified that thousands of pounds of taxpayer's money is being spent employing solicitors and barristers who are incompetent.
    • If that proves to be the case, input from psychologists will become even more important in determining how the law treats defendants deemed incompetent to stand trial.
    • The head of state must be a Muslim, and non-Muslims are incompetent to testify against Muslims.

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