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The word would be an antonym for someone who is efficient, reliable, and whose actions produce consistently positive results.

In other words, a bumbling, well-intentioned person - but I'm looking for a single word adjective.

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    Also see: english.stackexchange.com/questions/115646/… .... Or maybe hapless? Feb 24, 2021 at 18:40
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    Sounds like an incapable to me.
    – Winston
    Feb 24, 2021 at 20:13
  • First, what is the single-word adjective for someone who is efficient, reliable, and whose actions produce consistently positive results? Feb 25, 2021 at 3:27
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    @DecapitatedSoul - hapless sounds good to me " Esp. of a person: destitute of or lacking good fortune; unfortunate, unlucky. Hence also in later use: incompetent, clumsy. "(OED)
    – Dan
    Jul 25, 2021 at 21:46

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Bungler

Someone who is likely to screw up anything and everything

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/bungler

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  • And the adjective would be "bungling"
    – Barmar
    Mar 2, 2021 at 3:38
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Ineffectual

According to the Oxford Learner's Dictionary:

(https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/ineffectual)

without the ability to achieve much; weak; not achieving what you want to

"He plays the role of a blustering and ineffectual teacher"

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