Incompetent
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Incompetent
See also: incompétent

English

Etymology

From French incompétent, from Latin incompet?ns.

Adjective

incompetent (comparative more incompetent, superlative most incompetent)

  1. Unskilled; lacking the degree of ability that would normally be expected.
    Synonym: inept
    Having an incompetent lawyer may be grounds for a retrial, but the lawyer in question probably doesn't know that.
  2. Unable to make rational decisions, insane or otherwise cognitively impaired.
    The charged was judged incompetent to stand trial, at least until his medication started working.
  3. (medicine) Of the cervix: opening too early in pregnancy, provoking the baby to be born.
  4. (geology) Not resistant to deformation or flow.

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Noun

incompetent (plural incompetents)

  1. A person who is incompetent.

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin incompet?ns, attested from 1696.[1]

Adjective

incompetent (masculine and feminine plural incompetents)

  1. incompetent
    Antonym: competent

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References

  1. ^ "incompetent" in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

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Dutch

Etymology

Likely borrowed, ultimately from Latin incompet?ns. Equivalent to in- +‎ competent.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /.k?m.p?'t?nt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: in?com?pe?tent
  • Rhymes: -?nt

Adjective

incompetent (comparative incompetenter, superlative incompetentst)

  1. incompetent

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Occitan

Etymology

From Latin incompet?ns.

Adjective

incompetent m (feminine singular incompetenta, masculine plural incompetents, feminine plural incompetentas)

  1. incompetent
    Antonym: competent

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