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- adv. In an incompetent manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In an competent manner; inadequately; unsuitably.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an incompetent manner; insufficiently; inadequately.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in an incompetent manner
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In other instances, such as incompetently conducted elections and utility companies that rape us blind, give us inadequate service or out and out kill people, we smile and say, "Thank you sir, may I have another?"
Best of all, perhaps, is the evil villain, an incompetently murderous chancellor played with hilarious relish by Little Britain's Matt Lucas.
In fact, many mom-and-pop operations were inefficiently and incompetently run.
I am not afraid of them or it except to the degree to which they act incompetently, corruptly, illegally and so on.
It was never done, because once deRugy, got a number she liked she did not complete the analysis, when she either incompetently missed or deliberately ignored the largest correlation, by far, present in the data.
Remember a few years ago when a Supreme Court Justice (Bureger?) died and the press made a big deal out of his having such a simple will, and implied that his estate was incompetently arranged?
The deep-bore tunnel is atrocious engineering, so incompetently designed, corruption cannot be ruled out.
For instance, the Washington Post story cites reports from some principals that some of the teachers were habitually absent or behaved inappropriately and/or incompetently, by using foul language with students or frequently showing movies in class presumably without some sort of instructional purpose.
Whatever one thinks of the decision to invade in the first place, what really “hollowed out” the military were the poorly planned and incompetently managed occupations that followed.
Rather than failing to act, the Bush administration acted — unwisely and incompetently, in response to a largely imaginary threat — resulting in disastrous consequences.