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Definition of the adjective incompetent

What does incompetent mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more incompetent / most incompetent

  1. legally not qualified or sufficient
  2. not qualified or suited for a purpose
  3. showing lack of skill or aptitude
  4. not doing a good job
    • example: incompetent at chess
    • synonym of incompetent: unskilled
    • similar: bad
  5. not meeting requirements

Alternative definition of the adjective incompetent


  1. Unskilled, lacking normally expected degree of ability.
  2. Unable to make rational decisions, insane or otherwise cognitively impaired.

Definition of the noun incompetent

What does incompetent mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: incompetents

  1. someone who is not competent to take effective action

Specialised definition of the noun incompetent

Glossary of sports

lacking the skills, qualities or ability to do something (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for incompetent

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Google previewPolitical Bias Distortion, Based on Philosophical Agendas (2012)

by Ernest Lawson Jr.

Being incompetent means there is a very distinct possibility you will lose employment based on deficiency. Unfortunately, illiteracy and incompetency has caused destitution in all ethnics and a major incarceration. The southern Democratic Ku ...

Google previewThe Routledge Linguistics Encyclopedia (2009)

by Kirsten Malmkjaer

know (= presupposition that John is incompetent), and the 'cleft' construction it is...who...(= presupposition that someone ...

Google previewA Valency Dictionary of English (2004)

A Corpus-based Analysis of the Complementation Patterns of English Verbs, Nouns, and Adjectives by Thomas Herbst

incompetent adjective P1 attr Incompetent teachers must be pensioned P5 off and better ones hired at rates of pay competitive with ...

Google previewCambridge Academic Content Dictionary Reference Book with CD-ROM (2008)

by Cambridge University Press

incompetent /m' kampatant/ adj lacking the skills or knowledge to do a job or perform an action correctly ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

incompetent. lips. See LIP. incontinentia. pigmenti. (Bloch–Sulzberger syndrome) n. A rare genetic disorder characterized by pigmented skin, lesions of the eyes, skeletal abnormalities, *hypodontia, and enamel *hypoplasia. incremental. lines.

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

— compare INCOMPETENT, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Law and Society (2007)

American and Global Perspectives by David S. Clark

that the conviction of a person while legally incompetent violates due process. The rule against trying an incompetent ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Identity (2010)

by Ronald L. Jackson II

Incompetent communication is also associated with the belief that one's actions have produced undesirable outcomes and one is incapable of altering the negative outcomes. Incompetent communication is classified as both inappropriate and ...

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Incompetent Meaning

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I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent. (Edith Sitwell)
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Scrabble value of I1N1C3O1M3P3E1T1E1N1T1

The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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