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incompetent

Legally not able to make decisions, enter into contracts, or execute wills.This may be a result of a permanent mental impairment, as when one is declared non compos mentis or incompetent, or it may be for temporary reasons, such as a minor child's inability to make binding contracts.

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Asked if he had been acting dishonestly, he replied: 'Potentially incompetently, but not dishonestly.'
Possibly true, I may add, but only if the very recent underpass accident will wake up the authorities to the dangerous and grave consequences of a very incompetently designed and executed traffic scheme at the Punjab Colony crossing.
'He made himself look incompetent, because he actually performed incompetently,' Aquino said.
When Brown was first offered the job to rescue the recently revived (and incompetently revived) Vanity Fair, in 1983, she was just 29 years old.
In reality, of course, it will be led - just as incompetently as before - by British politicians who, no longer obliged by EU law to assure our quality of life, will simply squander the money "saved" - instead of protecting the environment.
Labour's Kevan Jones, who is demanding an investigation, said: "This was meant to be payday for the taxpayer but it was incompetently handled, with PS9million wasted."
Labour's Kevan Jones, who wants parliamentary financial watchdogs to investigate, said: "This was meant to be payday for taxpayer but it was incompetently handled, with PS9million lost."
Let's remember why this is an issue in the first place: the last Labour government incompetently encouraged people to buy diesel cars and we are taking action to put it right."
Most incompetently, the tram line was never connected to the last remaining railway station in Wolverhampton and, only this year has it finally been connected to Grand Central.
He discusses research on voter behavior and how most voters make mistakes; critiques arguments that democracy, equal voting rights, and participation are good and just because of what they express or symbolize; and argues that high-stakes political decisions are unjust, illegitimate, and lacking in authority if they are made incompetently or in bad faith.
We incompetently and stubbornly hold on to our failed analytical and policy responses to terror, insisting on doing almost nothing of consequence in the three arenas that I mentioned above.
Activist shareholders like Mario Gabelli and SpringOwl's Eric Jackson see this as the end of the road for Dauman, saying Dauman and the board have acted incompetently and shown disregard for fiduciary responsibilities.