Synonym of incompetent

Alternative for incompetent

incompetents

Synonym: incapable, unable, unfit, unqualified,

Antonym: competent,

Adjective

Not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully
incapable inept unfit unfitted inexpert unable useless bungling ineffectual blundering unprofessional deficient floundering ineffective inferior substandard unqualified unskilful unskilled cowboy incapacitated lacking lacking ability unsuitable wanting amateurish cack-handed clumsy ham-fisted inadequate inapt inefficient no good pathetic skill-less unproficient unskillful amateur awkward bush-league disqualified helpless hopeless ineligible inexperienced insufficient maladroit raw unadapted unapt unequipped unhandy uninitiated untrained not good enough undependable unreliable a dead loss less capable not much cop leaving much to be desired not equal to not have it not up to it not up to scratch not up to snuff out to lunch not cut out for unable to do something for toffee poor bad lousy weak shoddy dilettante inefficacious slipshod crude dilettantish unprepared bumbling terrible awful sloppy feeble nonprofessional unsatisfactory dreadful gauche jackleg impotent rotten careless faulty duff worthless rubbish defective atrocious powerless appalling frightful abysmal pants unpractised unworkmanlike botched miserable inproficient a load of pants dire second-rate execrable bum green half-baked not up to slapdash can't hack it ham-handed unacceptable unsuited wrong lame fumbling bush suboptimal subpar wretched dissatisfactory mediocre very bad ill-equipped crummy dismal slovenly slack deplorable laughable horrible punk poxy junky rubbishy trashy cheap trumpery sucky low-grade hapless bodged untaught lay butterfingered unaccomplished imperfect ignorant heavy-handed unsuccessful incompatible untalented off feckless hamstrung inexpedient counterproductive wack uncultivated very poor unpracticed sour diabolical fumbled unschooled negligent all thumbs crumby disappointing not cut out low-rent cheesy common schlock schlocky gimcrack coarse all fingers and thumbs lamentable sleazy cheapjack grim cut-rate bargain-basement chronic el cheapo broken disorganized extravagant prodigal shooting blanks improficient improvident hack inadept backwards insipid rude botching unsophisticated loser disorganised talentless unstudied inoperative handless graceless left-handed unequal non-qualified regrettable meager unco inelegant mutton-fisted immoral unfitting dishonourable dishonorable nonexpert unsound unfortunate not prepared can't cut it disgraceful abominable impaired amiss losing naive uncool vulnerable dependent frail butterfingers sorry stinking low quality low meagre unpolished without finesse unequal to the task woeful ropy pits pitiful God-awful paltry lacking finesse egregious not up to something not equal to something incapable of unqualified for untrained for unable to do something couldn't organize a piss-up in a brewery out of one's depth not much chop incompetent at out of one's element can't make the grade ill second-class not know one's arse from one's elbow no great shakes not up to par third-rate untutored unproductive ill-suited flimsy junk not proper unadvantageous futile inconsistent improper inappropriate limited desperate unspeakable two-bit piss-poor dime-a-dozen unversed unacquainted uninformed non-technical tinhorn bodger unchartered uneducated unlicensed uncertificated stupid outrageous for the birds unwelcome harmful non-professional new unable to do something to save one's life of a sort untamed illiterate undisciplined novice nescient wild strictly for the birds not trained shocking nasty shameful odious horrendous pitiable repugnant distasteful hideous offensive obnoxious loathsome horrid gross disastrous godawful mean rancid repellant fulsome repellent revolting noxious disgusting nauseating scandalous obscene foul abhorrent sickening repulsive ugly evil noisome nauseous contemptible unpleasant hellacious disagreeable cruddy direful vile damnable abject sad below standard below par ghastly despicable from hell derisory tricky reduced excruciating dirty sneaking ratty grubby scabby scummy scurvy little flawed god-awful insubstantial restricted inappreciable inconsiderable sparing well below par shabby piddling subnormal under-strength catastrophic grievous calamitous unseemly impermissible exceptionable objectionable intolerable insupportable displeasing inadmissible undesirable insufferable unimpressive reprehensible dodgy dubious unreasonable questionable grotty garbage tatty condemnable scurrilous out cheapo irremediable indefensible stinky inacceptable unappealing uninviting reject won't do low-quality over the fence not on tenth-rate less-than-stellar from hunger below average poor-quality not quite the done thing poor quality second rate not cricket of poor quality not up to standard beyond the pale of low quality out of order under par ungraceful klutzy undexterous rough unfacile wooden artless

Adjective

Awkward, clumsy or socially inept
klutzy clumsy awkward ungainly bumbling gawky lumbering uncoordinated inept graceless maladroit blundering ungraceful unhandy bungling inexpert gawkish unskillful coarse oafish stumbling unrefined uncouth stiff amateurish unpolished unskilled artless lumpish butterfingers rude floundering unfit green bulky all thumbs having two left feet having two left hands gauche unskilful ham-handed ham-fisted cack-handed inelegant butterfingered unco heavy-handed clodhopping cloddish botched all fingers and thumbs crude gangling handless clownish undexterous fumbling lubberly fumbled untactful spastic inefficient foolish useless muddled inapt left-handed ponderous unwieldy inexperienced untoward unadept untalented blunderous weedy unable with two left feet rough-hewn tactless botching accident-prone untrained inadept unproficient wooden heavy hulking fumbly unworkmanlike stilted ill-shaped elephantine helpless splay injudicious coltish like a bull in a china shop skill-less ill-bred out of your depth shambling rough simple primitive rustic unsophisticated rudimentary rough and ready plain jerry-rigged jerry-built jury-rigged rough-and-tumble rough-and-ready clunky cumbersome uncultured boorish uncomfortable uneasy loutish rustical uncultivated thoughtless bovine crass inconsiderate unmannerly unworldly indelicate raw uneducated socially awkward socially unsure heavy-footed careless unsubtle undiplomatic flat-footed vulgar unmannered improper barbaric shameless barbarous ill-judged impolitic bashful offensive indecorous impolite tasteless barbarian not agile all thumbs ill-mannered lacking in social graces outlandish corrupt socially inept unsteady insensitive laborious stolid unfacile slouching clunking unproductive unsuccessful hopeless two left feet ingenuous guileless naive churlish hick lumpen hillbilly stupid ignorant backwoods dull lifeless unnatural leaden flat rigid passionless dry stodgy nervous unimpassioned spiritless soulless nervy gangly shy inexpressive weighty obstinate inflexible deadpan unyielding unbending lacking vitality

Adjective

Lacking initiative or strength of character
inutile futile unproductive fruitless vain unavailing ineffective profitless ineffectual pointless unprofitable bootless worthless abortive valueless meaningless purposeless inept feckless hopeless counterproductive idle inoperative unpurposed weak nonfunctional unfunctional unusable impractical dysfunctional expendable scrap waste unavailable unworkable disadvantageous stupid impracticable good-for-nothing no good of no use useless inefficient shiftless lazy indolent slothful aimless unambitious irresponsible apathetic spiritless no-good no-account unenterprising lousy feeble hamstrung inexpedient inefficacious spineless ne'er-do-well unsuccessful non-successful lackadaisical inadequate failed barren empty otiose lame unfructuous forceless withered nugatory neutralised impotent unfruitful innocuous neutralized powerless unable void null defeasible invertebrate inferior limited paltry indecisive anticlimactic lethargic improvident to no effect null and void slack devious inattentive lagging unenergetic deceitful untrustworthy procrastinating unindustrious dubious laggard dallying dishonest lifeless suspicious unmotivated loafing directionless workshy vile abject base despicable contemptible debased depraved degraded low abandoned miserable degenerate ignominious wretched sorry corrupt mean villainous fustian uncareful carefree incautious careless unreliable reckless wild ignoble trifling insignificant to no avail sterile trivial inconsequential poor trashy unimportant bogus mediocre nothing unessential measly negligible petty piddling senseless pathetic junky pants wanky cheap drossy bungled bungling emasculate slack-spined insufficient unimpressive uneconomic unrewarding not effective no go no way nominal niggling piddly slight footling picayune pimping piffling inconsiderable chicken peanut minute unremunerative unsuitable frustaneous unlucrative dry gainless unserviceable de minimis Mickey Mouse stillborn nonpractical broken unuseful inoperable in vain not useful to no purpose Sisyphean needless unnecessary goalless vacuous unreasonable nonsensical designless purportless mindless thoughtless witless illogical frivolous irrational wanton indiscriminate vapid desultory brainless random inane motiveless unhelpful no use unsatisfactory insubstantial hollow deficient defective undirected ridiculous floundering haphazard drifting silly chaffy poxy rubbishy nickel-and-dime banal of no benefit wishy-washy uncalled for uncalled-for without rhyme or reason hit-or-miss rubbish not worth a hill of beans a dime a dozen a dead loss two a penny not much cop

Adjective

Lacking strength of character
feeble inadequate ineffective inefficient weak chicken-livered cowardly craven faint-hearted indecisive ineffectual lily-livered pigeon-hearted spineless spiritless timid timorous fearful soft unassertive chicken gutless insufficient pathetic sissified sissy weak-kneed wet wimpy wishy-washy yellow yellow-bellied candy-assed insignificant lame poor-spirited wimpish pusillanimous namby-pamby irresolute effete limp-wristed frail weakling characterless weakened nerveless invertebrate shrinking recreant unheroic chicken-hearted wussy weedy boneless poltroon quaking dastardly trembling submissive cowering chickenhearted milk-livered milk-and-water vacillating apprehensive fainthearted insipid abject scared frightened nervous silly foolish afraid drippy weak-willed daft vapid pithless jejune mousy diffident nerdy caitiff wavering unmanly lacking courage hesitant anxious jittery panicky pigeonhearted cowed dismayed mousey skittish tremulous shy soppy innocuous epicene coward simpering colourless inept mean-spirited snowflake swishy niddering poltroonish weak-minded colorless limp bland half-hearted milksoppish ignoble persuasible infirm impressionable doubtful persuadable compliant low deceitful offensive unprincipled treacherous unethical sneaking tricky easily frightened dishonourable dishonorable cringing afraid of one's own shadow listless sapless flavorless languid flavourless mediocre watered-down enervated dull biddable feeble-minded meek reticent self-effacing cringey white-livered sookie capricious gentle browbeaten bullied unassured intimidated Milquetoast daunted tentative shaky unnerved reluctant base doubting wary suspicious retiring cowhearted backward worthless chary easily led unconfident having cold feet running scared paper tiger no guts having the willies distrustful fearsome unsure squeamish forceless without a will of your own afraid of one's shadow jumpy scary feart impotent servile nervy coy tame spooked bashful antsy easily scared sheepish debilitated petrified funky startled terrified reserved quiet modest unassuming demure humble trepidatious excited fickle passive uncertain agitated wormlike faltering dithering useless faint shuddering agog powerless undetermined indeterminate fallible corruptible supine hemming and hawing waffling yielding unreliable undependable quivering twitchy stressy windy overstrung unquiet keyed up spooky having kittens crouching a bundle of nerves in a cold sweat like a cat on a hot tin roof like a cat on hot bricks frightened of one's own shadow obsequious

Adjective

Having or showing laziness, disregard or negligence
slack lax lazy neglectful negligent remiss careless derelict inattentive slapdash inefficient lackadaisical slipshod procrastinative casual delinquent disorderly disorganised disorganized disregardful idle inactive neglecting offhand slap-happy sloppy tardy fainéant otiose pococurante dilatory dormant faineant indolent inert laggard leisurely lethargic passive permissive quiescent regardless slothful slovenly unprofessional workshy asleep at the wheel easy-going do-nothing asleep on the job heedless indifferent apathetic irresponsible sluggish thoughtless listless unmindful slow torpid laid-back unconcerned perfunctory lagging nonchalant cursory procrastinating languid behindhand supine easy good-for-nothing shiftless forgetful unheeding lifeless haphazard unsystematic insouciant loose improvident sleepy hit-or-miss reckless slow-moving messy crawling dawdling creeping loafing leaden uninterested snaillike uncaring dull unenergetic stagnant untrustworthy shoddy deliberate slow-going disinterested plodding devil-may-care hasty oscitant hurried delaying phlegmatic work-shy dallying inaccurate inexact carefree untidy measured spiritless loitering blithe heavy feckless incautious limp undependable unreliable dreamy unthorough bone idle unthinking inconsiderate slow-paced cool ponderous thrown together all over the shop all over the place free and easy unorganized unmethodical relaxed enervated inadvertent shabby impassive shambolic easygoing languorous moderate tortoiselike postponing drowsy unorganised effete disregarding unmeticulous uncircumspect unobservant unaccountable unhurried gradual slow-footed blithely unconcerned without care last-minute imprecise unambitious lingering yielding aimless vague dragging snail-paced dillydallying pokey poking poky clumsy detached oblivious incurious vigourless woolgathering unindustrious unmotivated unthoughtful lymphatic asleep on job unhasty imperfect faulty botched threadbare junky lukewarm asleep at switch blasé tired sedentary languishing insensible quiet absent blah out of it lacking energy unoccupied failing barratrous comatose snoozy disordered muddled blameworthy culpable defaultant inconsistent daydreaming reprehensible chaotic inept vigorless sleeping ignoring slighting overlooking omitting poor jumbled gentle comfortable careless of one's duty unenterprising restful failing to show proper care and attention insensitive dozy worthless slumberous soporous soporose dispassionate pell-mell breezy spineless weak unrushed sedate at fault vegetating somnolent airy flippant complacent cavalier informal stolid unheedful uncurious deceitful dubious dishonest suspicious directionless devious effortless undemanding acquiescent submissive servile pliant docile draggy down fly-by-night unfeeling nonobservant any which way any old way thrown-together steady vacant failing to take proper care desultory erratic stray random scattered catch-as-catch-can helter-skelter arbitrary rash unconsidered scrappy delayed slackened relaxing free mopish peaceful unresponsive motionless amateurish wild unfastidious undisciplined deaf mindless blind coarse incorrect sketchy wrong erroneous neutral bored abstracted energyless scatterbrained lousy improficient crude rude half-hearted bone-idle couldn't-care-less cowboy unprepared lumpish unworksome unaspiring badly organized drony resting snail-like error-ridden unenthusiastic useless parasitic couldn't care less soft lenient backward overindulgent sluggardly time-wasting unpunctual tortoise-like indulgent liberal non-restrictive complaisant indefinite broad general absent-minded lollygagging tarrying putting off flabby over-tolerant flaccid nonspecific shapeless easy-peasy accepting tolerant floppy nonjudgmental moratory late problem flagging pipe dreaming looking out window mooning inattentive to inclined to forget preoccupied wandering indifferent to scatty negligent about nirvanic remiss about bemused apt to forget unfocused amnemonic having a memory like a sieve out to lunch remiss in airheaded moony not on the job unwitting oblivious to like an absent-minded professor distracted lax about any way paying no mind

Adjective

Not suitable or appropriate in the circumstances
inapt unsuitable inappropriate improper inapposite unfit ill-suited incongruous indecorous infelicitous unbecoming unseemly amiss wrong unbefitting unfitting unprofessional malapropos ungentlemanly unladylike untoward ill-advised ill-considered ill-judged inadvisable inept inexpedient injudicious misguided regrettable unfortunate untimely awkward clumsy dull graceless ill-timed incorrect inopportune misplaced perverse slow stupid tactless tasteless unapt undue unhappy unsuited gauche ill-fitted inexpert lacking in propriety maladroit out of keeping out of place undesirable banal flat ill-adapted inadept inexperienced insipid jejune undexterous unfacile unhandy unmeet unproficient in bad taste in poor taste out of order unseasonable unacceptable unfavorable inconvenient unfavourable incompatible inapplicable discordant indelicate irregular inauspicious unwarranted discrepant mistimed unwelcome irrelevant unpropitious indecent disadvantageous badly timed troublesome erroneous inharmonious contrary illogical inadmissible uncalled-for adverse bad form unlucky unfitted contradictory imprudent uncomely absurd inaccurate bad ineligible extraneous odd unpredictable out-of-place dissonant inconsistent objectionable inapropos at odds undignified unqualified ominous indiscreet immodest detrimental false disproportionate threatening abnormal preposterous unworthy discreditable impolite uncouth ludicrous rough ungodly ill-chosen conflicting inadequate mismatched disparate out-of-season unpromising disconsonant irreconcilable bizarre inconsonant incoherent off-base malodorous unrelated shifting distorted jumbled rambling unconnected fantastic divergent uncoordinated unbalanced lopsided unavailing uneven alien foreign unintelligible twisted fitful beyond the pale gloomy out of the way unreasonable immaterial impolitic premature prejudicial calamitous negative early coarse unmannerly wayward uncontrollable inconducive incongruent impertinent rude disreputable counter harmful immoral rotten destructive disturbing difficult problematic jarring clashing fractious damaging harsh vulgar unfair insensitive unsatisfactory erring disagreeable poor unworthy of out of character shameful out of line crooked unpleasant discommodious disparaging opposed ill not germane dreadful not proper not good enough not suitable not designed ineligible for inadequate for unfitted for not designed for ill-adapted to not up to scratch unequipped for unprepared for unsuited to ill-suited to unsuitable for inappropriate to very bad diverse different at variance varying differing unmixable unwise misconceived uncalled for unequipped untactful out-of-the-way unconventional unsynchronized hasty incautious irrelative improprietous ridiculous meaningless pointless funny off-balance disappointing unrefined offensive intrusive misjudged not done illegitimate dishonest dishonourable corrupt unethical irrational wrong-headed unscrupulous misdirected not pertinent unhandsome tacky salacious unlovely off dishonorable unmatched dissident interfering senseless unprepared not up to snuff not qualified deplorable disgraceful crude cheap rowdy crass tawdry ruffian raffish inelegant not cricket against the rules unorthodox loose unvirtuous wanton ill-bred shameless faulty defective boorish churlish ill-mannered discourteous left-field foot-in-mouth way off uncivil shocking disobliging disobedient delinquent ornery unhealthy rebellious miscreant thrawn aberrant obstructive unhelpful mean awry ill-matched hostile mistaken confused unallowable imperfect adrift flawed astray out of its element forbidding terrible menacing invalid fallacious inefficient uncool useless ineffective unfriendly wretched inhospitable perilous direful foreboding grim sick foul unlawful haywire naughty prohibited precluded disallowed impermissible forbidden dire dangerous bleak not equal to no good not good enough for ill-fated worrying nasty ill-favored not acceptable unadmittable not allowable exceptionable censored unadmissible excluded barred banned unwanted unanticipated unexpected glitched up strange off-key ill-favoured unforeseen annoying disastrous unusual surprising unpredicted paradoxical ironic not in harmony in opposition incongruitous beside the point not appropriate willful intractable unmanageable unruly refractory headstrong incontrollable ungovernable wilful froward irritating recalcitrant bothersome precocious inimical vexatious sticking out a mile standing out a mile like a fish out of water disruptive misfortunate undisciplined unpliable hapless ill-starred stubborn star-crossed unyielding luckless indocile wild degrading base demeaning debasing ignoble ignominious scandalous lowering humiliating cheapening shaming belittling mortifying suggestive smutty outrageous inglorious risqué low infra dig contemptible uncomplimentary unceremonious off-colour obscene abject bawdy racy gross earthy filthy blue despicable vile lewd raunchy dirty impure licentious ribald Rabelaisian lascivious saucy raw X-rated fruity off colour off-color near the knuckle sorry lax beneath you lacking dignity unprincipled negligent sordid beneath your dignity shady dodgy forward unwholesome distasteful bold fresh cheeky brazen unsavoury incommodious seamy sleazy louche seedy shoddy trying testing tough challenging prohibitive unworthy of one beneath one's dignity infra indignitatem beneath one broad debased depraved degenerate low-minded spicy unprofitable discommoding abhorrent odious titillating pornographic sleazoid disgusting abominable trashy salty porny scurrilous profane stag gutter juicy unprintable squalid unsavory adult rogue devilish undeserving beneath reprehensible inexcusable gamy sly scabrous gamey rascally foul-mouthed low-down and dirty off-colored locker-room unforgivable unfitting to recreant valueless nothing blamable improper to unmerited no-good good-for-nothing pitiful no-account worthless derogative depreciative contemptuous denigratory slighting detractive scornful derogatory decrying pejorative derisory depreciatory deprecatory disdainful denigrative unbecoming to discrediting corrupting menial downgrading embarrassing bringing shame not deserving not worth out of place with out of character with not fit nudge-nudge barro unblushing bad-mannered brutish callow lowbred near the bone

Adjective

Unable to defend oneself or to act without help
helpless exposed unprotected vulnerable dependent incapable powerless weak defenceless feeble impotent abandoned defenseless paralysed paralyzed susceptible undefended unfit unguarded unresistant weakly debilitated destitute forlorn infirm stranded basket-case disabled forsaken friendless inefficient inexpert invalid pinned prostrate shiftless tapped unable unaided easily destroyed easily hurt wide open open to attack tapped out over a barrel with hands tied up creek without paddle unfitted ineffective hog-tied handcuffed hamstrung impuissant frail effete lame nerveless incapacitated enervated gutless unproductive crippled infecund forceless inept puny dud enfeebled high and dry past it paper tiger unarmed open endangered assailable naked pregnable unshielded deserted unfortified insecure in the lurch accessible unsafe indefensible without arms at risk marooned aground like a sitting duck without resources in difficulties without assistance without help stuck shipwrecked resistless caught easily damaged unpatrolled without weapons hands tied in peril in jeopardy easily wounded in danger on the line out on a limb weaponless unarmoured needy undefendable needful reliant without defences vincible unsheltered trapped unattended wide-open isolated unwatched woundable clingy cut off grounded desperate clinging in the line of fire bereft ashore left in the lurch open to foundered defenceless against vulnerable to an easy target for susceptive to receptive to wrecked ill-protected attackable beached liable subject stuck fast run aground sensitive prone poor pigeon sitting duck threatened threatened with laid open in peril of without protection in danger of left open laid bare up the creek on the spot out on limb in line of fire like a clay pigeon

Adjective

Lacking knowledge or understanding
clueless naive simple stupid unintelligent unknowing unwitting dense dim dumb inexperienced nescient oblivious slow thick unaware unmindful witless dopey green ignorant incognizant innocent insensible unacquainted uninformed dozy dull impractical unconscious half-witted ill-informed simple-minded in the dark slow on the uptake unsuspecting heedless unfamiliar unenlightened uninstructed unschooled blind deaf blind to inattentive unaffected unworldly inconversant childlike unstudied unknowledgeable deaf to uneducated trusting unobservant moronic gullible unsuspicious unwary simpleminded careless negligent trustful forgetful oblivious to impressionable unaffected by impervious to over-trusting caught napping easily deceived in the dark about easily taken in easily led mindless misinformed unperceptive ingenuous undiscerning credulous unsophisticated impercipient unbriefed guileless impervious artless naïve unresponsive unpretentious insensitive daydreaming confiding unguarded unsceptical not aware unfamiliar with unaware of naif primitive uncritical naïf unconversant with unconscious of indifferent to unpretending raw youthful unschooled in uninformed about ignorant of inexperienced in unenlightened about strange to not told not informed a stranger to out of it wet behind the ears out to lunch born yesterday as green as grass idiotic brainless untutored crude uncomplicated feeble-minded unapprised incurious unheeding unaccustomed unseeing astigmatic disregardful disregarding strange not observant unaccustomed to insensible to comatose haphazard coincidental aimless undesigned numb senseless blank new to neglectful removed from taking no notice detached from unconcerned by regardless unintellectual unconcerned mooning spacey doped untutored in indifferent unused to fresh to nescient of in ignorance lost to unnoticing unrecognizing unlearned unconversant illiterate not all there not cognizant not in the loop in a daze out cold not knowing unfeeling apathetic untouched cretinous unread shallow untaught benighted apprenticed uncultured imbecilic uninitiated uncultivated birdbrained untrained unlettered obtuse impassive unmoved unimpressible imperceptive obdurate unperceiving unmindful of mindless of deceivable dupable susceptible insensitive of unmoved by unresponsive to without knowledge of careless of negligent of untouched by unsusceptible exploitable overtrusting fleeceable unquestioning foolish accepting gullable believing over-trustful easily fooled unacquainted with uninformed of uninitiated about uninitiated in unknowing of without knowledge green about inexperienced of naive about out of the loop of innocent about clueless about innocent of unwitting of not knowing the first thing about not having the faintest about wide-eyed immature dewy-eyed dewy callow natural aw-shucks unfledged young new fresh open easy unseasoned untried unversed undeveloped tenderfoot juvenile adolescent amateur inexpert honest frank spontaneous unpracticed jejune rookie genuine kid childish candid verdant unqualified unskilled plain rude unripe straightforward inept unskeptical undisciplined sophomoric sincere without airs biting nonliterate puerile boyish unripened unformed unpractised unassuming true fledgling uninhibited silly babyish childly prentice down-to-earth unused folksy spring chicken wet behind ears amateurish virgin unproven girlish lacking experience infant analphabetic untested cute modest fresh-faced vulnerable accidental unintentional direct unartificial pure clean unreserved real unpremeditated forthright underdeveloped uninitiate unintended plain-spoken frivolous chance tender casual inadvertent homey straight unplanned dark unscholarly involuntary transparent unbaked jellybean sophomore backward upfront unmeant easy mark like a babe in the woods not dry behind ears just starting out unrehearsed optimistic inexperience developing junior budding idealistic baby-faced lamblike undeceitful vernal uncool country corn-fed undoubting moist damp wet overcredulous exploitative exploitatory exploitive green as grass newly arrived tenderfooted fictile defenceless babe in woods infantile teenage teenaged savage uncivilized imprudent dew-covered first-time unrefined heavy with dew unskillful malleable barbarian barbaric unpolished gauche bread-and-butter boylike unprofessional nonprofessional readily swallowing whole readily taken in readily falling for relaxed inerudite catachrestic solecistic unselfconscious provincial rustic parochial uncivilised fierce barbarous untamed animal brutish austere atavistic undomesticated vestigial wild jackleg sucker mark defenseless out of the loop bush-league corny unadulterated cornball authentic fond unable to read and write unwise swallowing whole tumbling for taken in kidding oneself thoughtless virginal taking the bait being a sucker uncorrupted unjaded quaint dinkum unthinking Panglossian countrified unforced superficial falling hook line and sinker uncontrived airheaded starry-eyed unstudious unmannered uncomprehending daft fortuitous incidental uncalculated flukey fluky unstilted accountable unconstrained chowderheaded dof glaikit dotish divvy hebete uncaring reckless feckless irreflective undevised unthought empty-headed humble homely a brick short of a load dead from the neck up as thick as two short planks thick as two short planks not the full shilling pig-ignorant two sandwiches short of a picnic free-spoken outspoken unimposing unobtrusive honest-to-goodness unspoiled unostentatious forthcoming well-intentioned not on purpose downright up-front blunt inelaborate down easy-going unpresumptuous uncomplex unbeautified discreet prosaic unembellished unambitious free-spirited laid-back self-effacing plainspoken truthful communicative freehearted openhearted lay it on the line out-front open-and-shut talking turkey on the level above board fair not afraid to call a spade a spade undissembled straight from the shoulder round up front down home

Adjective

Not sufficient
insufficient deficient inadequate short lacking incomplete scant meagre sparse scarce wanting incommensurate scanty unqualified insubstantial limited low not enough paltry poor restricted shy sketchy skimpy too few too little bereft defective destitute devoid drained dry exiguous failing faulty imperfect incapable infrequent meager measly minus pathetic piddling rare thin too small unample unfinished unfitted unsatisfactory at a premium in short supply out of short of too little too late small negligible weak minimal patchy little slender thin on the ground few few and far between stingy trifling slim spare slight inconsiderable sparing light feeble bitty flimsy rudimentary hard to find scrappy skimp tight superficial hard to come by shallow hand-to-mouth bare lame tenuous unconvincing sporadic lean partial fragmentary missing implausible uncommon miserly unsufficient depleted scattered flawed insignificant unsound reduced diminished shoddy impaired inconsequential occasional like gold dust not to be had not to be had for love nor money modest finite unsubstantial tiny trivial outline perfunctory inferior shortened inappreciable rough short-handed nominal part unbelievable crude substandard unpolished scrimpy hardly any thinning low on short on second-rate inconceivable incredible unpersuasive needing shabby imprecise barely sufficient less needed minimum little or no middling fallacious incoherent straggling imperceptible minute frail unfrequent amiss below par false injured marred seldom met with not up to scratch leaving much to be desired running low seldom seen low in numbers scrimp marginal undermanned under strength nugatory token wispy circumscribed defined definite determinate measured basic broad-brush basal on the small side truncated threatened seldom semioccasional narrow dispersed thumbnail set ineffectual mean mingy faint with an insufficiency jejune diffuse coming up short laughable skeletal lacking in detail close not hacking it dwindling mediocre next to none next to no parsimonious junk stunted derisory barren not much frugal strapped for pushed for not making it unproductive stinted cut puny thinly distributed cursory scarcer than hen's teeth duff unsuitable unworthy unusual with too little … wanting in with too few … lacking in with an insufficiency of vague unassembled unequal underprovided undersupplied damaged run-down inquorate second string second fiddle outta gas found wanting third string seldom found bush-league hurried hasty fuzzy not make it in the minority widely spaced out of the ordinary transparent at a low level not cut out for provisional cobbled together woolly uncritical wooly introductory preliminary coarse unclear hazy depthless frivolous threadbare disappointing improbable untenable questionable vapid inept baseless contemptible puerile ungrounded groundless illogical controvertible inane unreasonable assailable wishful weakly on the back of an envelope need of help needing help flat unsatisfying unacceptable incorrect absent not good enough weak-kneed inaccurate unrefined not up to standard bodger not acceptable omitted empty cooked gone away unfulfilled bankrupt deprived half-baked bad invalid wrong erroneous undeveloped undone abridged fragmented distorted not up to par burned out in default cut off half-pie unaccomplished qualified unexecuted out of gas not up to expectations not much cop inchoate rude not total broken expurgated underdone fractional unconsummated immature unwhole curtailed piecemeal not whole not entire garbled debased botched rank unretentive blemished unfit contradictory adulterated cracked awry lemon sick inexact fallible malformed tainted blamable leaky confused broken-down unreliable warped maimed under construction

Adjective

Relating to or resembling farce, especially because of absurd or ridiculous aspects
farcical absurd ludicrous preposterous ridiculous laughable risible nonsensical silly derisory foolish futile pointless senseless stupid cockamamie cockamamy comical derisive idiotic imbecilic ineffectual pathetic useless vain asinine barmy crazy daft hare-brained camp campy diverting embarrassing gelastic in vain joshing outrageous to no avail for grins bizarre insane inane fatuous unreasonable illogical wacky mad unthinkable harebrained strange irrational zany fantastic loony unbelievable incredible whacky nutty witless implausible brainless cockeyed kooky odd lunatic cuckoo looney weird kookie incongruous featherheaded half-baked unwise shocking grotesque fantastical fanciful balmy wild crackpot peculiar half-witted monstrous astonishing outlandish unreal simpleminded dippy daffy dotty screwball lunkheaded bubbleheaded sappy foolhardy funny weak-minded queer goofy impracticable derisible cock-eyed inept jerky fool tomfool off the wall imprudent eccentric droll puerile unworkable irresponsible hilarious wacko mindless moronic ill-conceived screwy impractical unusual way out too much infantile freakish comic quirky rum inappropriate reckless freaky amusing inconceivable dopey unrealistic dumb surreal bewildering baffling mystifying puzzling extraordinary humorous scatterbrained potty exorbitant extravagant batty impossible off the air off your head a bit much over the top out of the question OTT curious burlesque vacuous crackbrained thoughtless rash unintelligent madcap extreme unconventional clownish ignorant inadvisable contemptible excessive untenable off-centre avant-garde slang injudicious misguided foolheaded oddball light-hearted worthy of scorn nuts cracked chucklesome waggish far-out thick obtuse cranky kinky ironic feather-brained unhinged deranged demented unbalanced whimsical mercurial naive doltish simple dilly maniacal wackadoodle abnormal unique nonconformist wackadoo phenomenal crazy-ass giddy extremely foolish off beam stupidly irresponsible full of holes taking the cake witty loopy offbeat remarkable outré funky quixotic weirdo dreamlike idiotical improvident scatty unlikely irritating out there gonzo doolally ill-considered O.T.T. in left field rich priceless annoying entertaining spaced-out off-the-wall off-kilter out to lunch dim-witted beyond all reason short-sighted bird-brained out of all reason off your trolley up the pole a joke side-splitting a laugh a bit thick unachievable unattainable unfeasible unobtainable unviable hopeless unimaginable far-fetched forlorn insurmountable undoable insuperable irresoluble insolvable unrealizable unsolvable irresolvable paradoxical impervious insoluble inaccessible infeasible inexecutable impassable irrealizable hardly possible not to be thought of no-go non-viable not on like herding cats not possible beyond the bounds of possibility no-way beyond you not a prayer not worth considering beyond one hundred-to-one contrary to reason meaningless inconsistent crazed bonkers psychotic loco mental crackers gaga unsound psycho certifiable bats non compos mentis whacko unstable meshuga haywire fruity brainsick maniac moonstruck meshugge bughouse touched bedlam wud disturbed not all there round the bend nutsy looney tunes loony tunes mad as a hatter nutty as a fruitcake bananas barking squirrelly psychopathic mentally ill round the twist raving mad distracted delirious buggy barking mad sectionable away with the fairies mad as a March hare not the full shilling thickheaded of unsound mind gormless ill-advised nutso distraught empty-headed as daft as a brush raving glaikit dim damfool stark raving mad bushed not right in the head frenzied manic incautious indiscreet hysterical erratic sick in the head schizoid birdbrained chowderheaded not quite right in the head dotish not right upstairs foaming at the mouth porangi flakey flaky stark mad not together dunderheaded stark staring mad frantic lamebrained off one's head imbecile out of one's mind feebleminded neurotic cretinous halfwitted pea-brained with a screw loose wooden-headed divvy off one's rocker boneheaded schizophrenic off one's gourd dof around the bend yarra softheaded weak wrong dense slow-witted brain-dead dull impolitic idiosyncratic chuckleheaded disordered pinheaded berserk flighty unglued off one's trolley paranoid sick slow sociopathic dopy troubled thick-witted flipped out childish way-out frivolous off one's nut unsmart heedless immature mixed up careless soft schizo blockheaded screwed up confused lamebrain psychopathological knuckleheaded dorky unreasoning a bit lacking unthinking have kangaroos in the top paddock daft as a brush not of sound mind crazy as a loon simple-minded severely mentally ill unorthodox far out vapid ill-judged oafish braindead muttonheaded unpredictable flipped bonehead opaque invalid dappy rabid dozy fallacious queerish quaint out-of-the-way bizarro insipid airheaded unjustifiable unscientific ill-thought-out derailed moonstricken unsettled specious have a screw loose have bats in the belfry raging dazed off dreamy out of one's head illegitimate inconsequent inconsequential nonrational groundless unfounded nerdy unearthly touched in the head addle-brained sophistic brash hasty dead from the neck up fat-headed freaked out different not in one's right mind in a daze hotheaded inconsiderate manic-depressive flipped-out in another world non compos a few cards shy of a full deck having bats in the belfry deprived of one's wits one card shy of a full deck over the edge a few sandwiches short of a picnic mentally deranged having a screw loose having kangaroos in the top paddock clueless bathetic defective clock derpy purposeless unsafe rattlebrained unsteady changeable donkeyish obstinate unscrewed paranoiac paranoic idiotish violent off the beam incomprehensible unpractical unconsidered daggy smoothbrained mentally incompetent bugged out empty unaware insensate complacent berko nobody home schitzy ape callow pixilated fanatic obsessed unzipped dingy very stupid uncontrolled off your chump off the rails bedlamite harum-scarum left-field credulous retarded green goofy loony baked fried trifling worthless unfamiliar bemused off the chain demoniac psyched out original baseless arbitrary inexperienced off your rocker not right Bohemian backward wigged out nonconforming off-center dull-witted have bats in one's belfry have kangaroos in one's top paddock aberrant reasonless disconnected incoherent disjointed impulsive feeble-minded as mad as a hatter soft in the head vacant crass wishy-washy flat innocuous smooth-brained not tightly wrapped out of one's tree out of one's gourd off the deep end as mad as a March hare in the ozone one sandwich short of a picnic daredevil as thick as two short planks feather-headed wet behind the ears acting crazy devoid of intelligence hot-headed out in left field daring adventurous nitwitted overhasty wrong-headed unseemly temerarious audacious overbold overconfident radge sheepheaded undiplomatic inexpedient indelicate graceless tactless improbable chaotic lively pie-faced dubious doubtful badly planned risky muddle-headed imaginary incorrect faulty unconvincing illusory incredulous grandiose spurious off the top of one's head twisted unconceivable misleading romantic capricious ambitious visionary amazing uncompelling artificial unjustified erroneous illusive out of sight cock-and-bull suppositious singular hallucinatory make-believe flawed inconclusive sophistical casuistic unreasoned unproved mentally unbalanced contradictory perverse false irrelevant unconnected irreconcilable self-contradictory unsubstantial beyond belief hollow not following without foundation without basis not making sense

Adjective

Lacking seriousness, depth, or influence
lightweight trivial insignificant shallow slight trifling unimportant inconsequential insubstantial paltry petty frivolous frothy undemanding worthless superficial unintellectual flimsy immaterial minor negligible nickel-and-dime valueless failing featherweight foolish imponderous of no account of no consequence of no merit of no value silly incidental nugatory inconsiderable irrelevant small fiddling piddling niggling minute little small-fry piffling of little account Mickey Mouse meaningless footling inappreciable light of little importance of little consequence of no importance pointless peripheral picayune measly nominal inessential non-essential of no moment empty-headed empty puerile not worth mentioning flighty small-bore not worth speaking of pimping piddly casual no-account de minimis unthinking marginal unnecessary simplistic vain featherbrained glib not worth bothering about unsubstantial minimal lesser neither here nor there time-wasting idle peanut inane chicken facile meagre meager ignorable scanty senseless sketchy dinky skin-deep half-baked one-dimensional feather-brained impractical trite boring uninteresting nonessential nondescript secondary infinitesimal purportless extraneous minuscule of minor importance of little import lower-level jejune flat depthless flippant fatuous unhelpful purposeless slapdash simple schematic basic passing ignorant surface hollow oversimplified uncritical cursory without depth inadequate small-time runt exiguous inappropriate wimpy puny shoestring insufficient shrimp skimpy unconsidered smattery simple-minded cosmetic lacking in depth generic unscholarly farcical unintelligent no biggie of no significance all the same small potatoes big zero two bit entry level giddy dizzy lightheaded goofy futile scatterbrained birdbrained yeasty ditsy light-minded ditzy light-headed harebrained wishy-washy frilly lacking substance lighthearted unessential hardly worth mentioning penny-ante twopenny-halfpenny surface-level artificial perfunctory oversimple desultory token pettifogging hasty hurried naive thoughtless pat brief summary rapid bubblegum tiny quick dime-store short derisory pitiful pathetic mingy poxy black and white inferior contemptible lower junior subordinate scratch base cheap inconsequent two-bit childish condensed potty vague faint external unimaginative overly simplified beggarly outward formulaic graphic formularized shabby unconsiderable apparent on the surface glancing on the outside careless slick offhand inattentive half-hearted mechanical uninterested flip lazy precipitous pell-mell routine helter-skelter flying rash overhasty fleeting drive-by rushed gadarene precipitate headlong automatic fast haphazard swift random speedy sloppy hit or miss miserable loitering idling vapid insipid banal no big deal no big thing

Noun

Someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
bungler blunderer botcher bumbler butterfingers fumbler blunderbuss bodger butcher duffer klutz muddler mutt prat screwup spud addlebrain amateur blockhead bonehead clod clown dolt donkey dunce featherbrain fool goofball jackleg lubber lurdan mismanager muffer numskull schlemiel ignoramus spoiler clumsy oaf foul-up screw up goof off hopeless case idiot twit moron halfwit dope oaf chump dimwit birdbrain imbecile simpleton bull in a china shop laughingstock mug muppet monkey buffoon stumbler dummy dupe cretin clumsy person figure of fun butt butthead berk jackass inexpert nincompoop jerk ninny dunderhead dullard numbskull trifler clot nitwit twerp fathead thicko doofus eejit putz dilettante hack hacker nit knobhead lamebrain dorba numpty bogan sap turkey loon nerd boob mooncalf dipstick dork tomfool charlie goon git half-wit yo-yo simp dingbat ninnyhammer lump goose dumbhead dumbbell knucklehead ding-dong noddy goof airhead pinhead dumb ox chucklehead clunk thickhead chowderhead noodle yahoo meathead clodpole lunkhead loggerhead dum-dum dip cluck stooge dodo nimrod wally schlub booby cuckoo featherhead stupid clodpoll stupe bubblehead divvy woodenhead deadhead mome dummkopf shlub natural saphead cuddie hammerhead schnook stock hardhead ratbag cuddy gander golem schmuck pillock illiterate lightweight softhead bozo dumbo know-nothing dim bulb lamer plonker charley lunatic gobdaw gowk lummox nutcase nut nyaff sumph coot silly bore simple ding-a-ling dweeb geek galoot wiener muttonhead sucker dill plank poop dingleberry weeny wazzock goofus drongo gonzo mompara galah boofhead nerk balloon palooka squarehead schlepper dumb-bell gink poon nong pudding-head wooden-head pea-brain alec spoony innocent dumb cluck lout prick boor clodhopper loser meatball yokel goop brute baboon bumpkin zombie Neanderthal muggins tosser tit dildo gawk lug hulk beast bruiser ox twonk wing nut silly billy easy mark victim fair game lame-brain goat retardate weenie juggins schmo loony retard addlepate rattlebrain flibbertigibbet ditz scatterbrain looby dub mental defective hayseed Simple Simon hick yobbo ape joker stumblebum barbarian yob bear gorilla joke hobbledehoy bosthoon churl witling scozza chav skate oik cougan clumsy idiot stupid person Merry Andrew clownlike person merry-andrew clodpate dumdum

Noun

A dishonest or careless person in business, especially an unqualified one

Noun

Someone who spends their time idling and doing nothing in particular
ne'er-do-well good-for-nothing layabout loafer idler bum shirker lazybones skiver sluggard waster wastrel derelict do-nothing drone loser no-account no-good no-goodnik piker rascal rogue scally scoundrel slacker slugabed vagrant bludger goof-off black sheep scalawag shiftless vagabond worthless gold brick lounger laggard slob malingerer slug couch potato lotus-eater slouch deadbeat sponger beachcomber wanderer pariah outcast parasite tramp fainéant cadger scrounger prodigal drifter profligate lead-swinger hobo leech scrimshanker beggar saddo derro mendicant dosser streety faineant goldbricker lollygagger sloth down-and-out floater homeless person person of no fixed address bag lady lazy person villain slowcoach sponge freeloader time-waster dropout welcher debtor moocher squanderer fritterer spender spendthrift loiterer cyberslacker useless article high roller timewaster slubberdegullion scapegrace rapscallion scamp sundowner swagman itinerant bad lot traveller bagman reprobate disgraceful person reject bad apple bummer panhandler swaggie crusty hitchhiker ne'er do well good for nothing traveler bindle stiff stiff stumblebum renegade castaway down and out grifter dawdler knight of the road skidrow bum person of no fixed abode dodger clock-watcher quitter passenger goldbrick avoider truant sloucher irresponsible person hanger-on slowpoke quandong bloodsucker shirk Wearie Willie lazy bum ne' er-do-well absentee work-dodger duck-shover wag bad boy failure habitual absentee guttersnipe transient bindle gutterpup sloven pig yob lout chav slummock oaf ragamuffin lurdan schlump swine tatterdemalion lardass boor draggletail hog slattern messy person

Antonym of incompetent

incompetent Idiom, Proverb

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