incompetent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French incompétent, from Late Latin incompetentem, from Latin incompetēns.

Adjective[edit]

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[edit]

incompetent (plural incompetents)

  1. A person who is incompetent.

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin incompetēns, attested from 1696.[1]

Adjective[edit]

incompetent (masculine and feminine plural incompetents)

  1. incompetent
    Antonym: competent

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References[edit]

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

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely borrowed, ultimately from Latin incompetēns. Equivalent to in- +‎ competent.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɪŋ.kɔm.pəˈtɛnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: in‧com‧pe‧tent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Adjective[edit]

incompetent (comparative incompetenter, superlative incompetentst)

  1. incompetent

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of incompetent
uninflected incompetent
inflected incompetente
comparative incompetenter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial incompetent incompetenter het incompetentst
het incompetentste
indefinite m./f. sing. incompetente incompetentere incompetentste
n. sing. incompetent incompetenter incompetentste
plural incompetente incompetentere incompetentste
definite incompetente incompetentere incompetentste
partitive incompetents incompetenters

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin incompetēns.

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. incompetent
    Antonym: competent

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French incompétent

Adjective[edit]

incompetent m or n (feminine singular incompetentă, masculine plural incompetenți, feminine and neuter plural incompetente)

  1. incompetent

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