English-Finnish translations for incompetent

  • epäpätevä
    Jos se ei kykene luomaan Schengenin alueen edellyttämiä olosuhteita, se on epäpätevä. If it is incapable of getting the conditions in place for the Schengen area then it is incompetent. Väitän, että Euroopan parlamentti on taatusti epäpätevä päättämään tämänluonteisesta asiasta. I contend that the European Parliament is guaranteed to be incompetent to decide a matter of this nature. Bulgariaa hallitsee epäpätevä mutta populistinen hallitus, joka käyttää 1930-luvulle ominaisia menetelmiä. Bulgaria is being governed by an incompetent, but populist government, which is using methods typical of the 1930s.
  • kykenemätön
  • kyvytön
    On totta, että hallituksemme on erittäin taitamaton ja kyvytön neuvottelija, mutta se ei kuitenkaan selitä kaikkea. It is true that we in Portugal suffer from a government which is incompetent and unable to negotiate successfully, but this does not justify all the treatment we have received. Kollegoidemme puheenvuorot antavat komissiosta ennemminkin sellaisen kuvan, että se on vastuuttomia poliittisia päätöksiä tekevä, ei suinkaan kyvytön toimielin. The speeches by our colleagues give rather an image of the Commission as a political decision-making authority which is irresponsible, if not incompetent.
  • pystymätön
  • taitamaton
    On totta, että hallituksemme on erittäin taitamaton ja kyvytön neuvottelija, mutta se ei kuitenkaan selitä kaikkea. It is true that we in Portugal suffer from a government which is incompetent and unable to negotiate successfully, but this does not justify all the treatment we have received.
  • vajaavaltainen

Definition of incompetent

  • Unskilled; lacking the degree of ability that would normally be expected
  • Unable to make rational decisions, insane or otherwise cognitively impaired
  • Of the cervix: opening too early in pregnancy, provoking the baby to be born
  • A person who is incompetent

Examples

  • Having an incompetent lawyer may be grounds for a retrial, but the lawyer in question probably doesnt know that.
  • The charged was judged incompetent to stand trial, at least until his medication started working.

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