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Not skilful or able - synonyms or related words

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

formal

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

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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