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incompetent

 [in-kom´pĕ-tent]
1. not able to function properly.
2. a person who is unable to perform the required functions of everyday living.
3. a person determined by the courts to be unable to manage his own affairs.

incompetent

adjective 
1. Referring to an inability to perform a task or function.
2. Referring to a valve or other structure that is incapable of closing properly.
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Prosecution of the war was concurrent with the grand-strategic background of the Cold War, even if dishonestly devised and incompetently conducted.
Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), the letter alleges that "Ambassador Rice is widely viewed as having either willfully or incompetently misled the American public" about the Sept.
Rice "is widely viewed as having either willfully or incompetently misled the American public in the Benghazi matter," the lawmakers wrote.
"The better description of that chaotic and incompetently governed nation is as a haven for Islamist radicals and a deliberate obstructer of the attempt by the U.S.
He added: "How stupid, how utterly, utterly, crassly, impossibly, ineptly, incompetently, grossly stupid do you say Neil McKenzie would have to be, to believe that by taking a watch and effectively wrapping a wire around...
He now felt that Lowell was incompetently poaching on his own territory and ordered him to "stop mutilating defenceless dead poets" (Selected Letters, 1940-1977, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989, 387).
People you'd forgotten (Little Mo, once of Eastenders and a Hollyoaks has-been) or never heard of - Sam Branson?) competed incompetently in extreme sports and performed strictly controlled challenges which were little more dangerous than putting on a pair of trousers.
According to them Mladenov has acted incompetently in requesting the diplomats' dismissal, given the fact that diplomatic services and intelligence agencies are intertwined as a matter of principle.
But why copy something, so incompetently, from 30 years ago?
There is a price to be paid for this and the country is paying it in the form of poorly conceived and incompetently executed policies.
The decision on Tuesday to send home the country's 110 parliamentarians followed reports in the media accusing politicians of incompetently handling legislation and, in some cases, corruption.
IN NOVEMBER 2005, THE PROSPECT PUBLISHED AN ingenious and influential piece by Sam Rosenfeld and Matt Yglesias titled "The Incompetence Dodge." The article took lethal aim at liberal hawks who had argued that the Iraq War was the right idea; it had just been executed incompetently. Rosenfeld and Yglesias demolished that conceit, demonstrating that the whole enterprise was flawed, in premise as well as execution.