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Incompetent vs. Naive

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Incompetentadjective

Unskilled; lacking the degree of ability that would normally be expected.

‘Having an incompetent lawyer may be grounds for a retrial, but the lawyer in question probably doesn't know that.’;

Naiveadjective

Lacking worldly experience, wisdom, or judgement; unsophisticated.

Incompetentadjective

Unable to make rational decisions, insane or otherwise cognitively impaired.

‘The charged was judged incompetent to stand trial, at least until his medication started working.’;

Naiveadjective

Not having been exposed to something.

Incompetentadjective

(medical) Of the cervix: opening too early in pregnancy, provoking the baby to be born.

Naiveadjective

(of art) Produced in a simple, childlike style, deliberately rejecting sophisticated techniques.

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Incompetentnoun

A person who is incompetent.

Naiveadjective

Intuitive; designed to follow the way ordinary people approach a problem.

Incompetentadjective

Not competent; wanting in adequate strength, power, capacity, means, qualifications, or the like; incapable; unable; inadequate; unfit.

‘Incompetent to perform the duties of the place.’;

Naivenoun

A naive person; a greenhorn.

Incompetentadjective

Wanting the legal or constitutional qualifications; inadmissible; as, a person professedly wanting in religious belief is an incompetent witness in a court of law or equity; incompetent evidence; a mentally defective person is incompetent to care for himself and requires a legal guardian.

‘Richard III. had a resolution, out of hatred to his brethren, to disable their issues, upon false and incompetent pretexts, the one of attainder, the other of illegitimation.’;

Naiveadjective

Having native or unaffected simplicity; ingenuous; artless; frank; as, naïve manners; a naïve person; naïve and unsophisticated remarks.

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Incompetentadjective

Not lying within one's competency, capacity, or authorized power; not permissible.

Naiveadjective

Having a lack of knowledge, judgment, or experience; especially, lacking sophistication in judging the motives of others; credulous; as, a naive belief in the honesty of politicians.

Incompetentnoun

someone who is not competent to take effective action

Naiveadjective

marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience;

‘a teenager's naive ignorance of life’; ‘the naive assumption that things can only get better’; ‘this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances’;

Incompetentadjective

not qualified or suited for a purpose;

‘an incompetent secret service’; ‘the filming was hopeless incompetent’;

Naiveadjective

lacking experience of life;

‘a callow youth of seventeen’;

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Incompetentadjective

showing lack of skill or aptitude;

‘a bungling workman’; ‘did a clumsy job’; ‘his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf’;

Naiveadjective

lacking sophistication

Incompetentadjective

not doing a good job;

‘incompetent at chess’;

Incompetentadjective

not meeting requirements;

‘unequal to the demands put upon him’;

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