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Not skilful or able

incompetent

adjective

lacking the ability or skills to do something

incapable

adjective

completely lacking skill or ability

awful

adjective

very bad at doing something

helpless

adjective

not able to do anything without help

amateur

adjective

done or made in a way that shows a lack of skill

inept

adjective

someone who is inept does not have much ability or skill

inexpert

adjective

lacking the skill or experience to do something well

poor

adjective

not skilful

no good

not able to do something well

someone couldn’t do something if they tried

used for saying that someone is completely unable to do something

SOLE

… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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bankster

a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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