incompetent

See also: incompétent

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French incompétent, from Latin incompetēns.

AdjectiveEdit

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.

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NounEdit

incompetent (plural incompetents)

  1. A person who is incompetent.

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin incompetēns, attested from 1696.[1]

AdjectiveEdit

incompetent (masculine and feminine plural incompetents)

  1. incompetent
    Antonym: competent

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ReferencesEdit

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

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

incompetent (comparative incompetenter, superlative incompetentst)

  1. incompetent

InflectionEdit

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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OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin incompetēns.

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. incompetent
    Antonym: competent

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