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EtymologyEdit

From French incompétent

AdjectiveEdit

incompetent

  1. Unskilled, lacking normally expected degree of ability.
    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) an incompetent cervix is one that opens too early in pregnancy, provoking the baby to be born.

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The form incompetent of, as in "I am incompetent of doing anything!" is heard (US). It is incorrect, the intended word is incapable.

NounEdit

incompetent ‎(plural incompetents)

  1. A person who is incompetent.
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