Incompetent



[in-kom-pi-tuh nt] /ɪnˈkɒm pɪ tənt/

adjective
1.
not competent; lacking qualification or ability; incapable:
an incompetent candidate.
2.
characterized by or showing incompetence:
His incompetent acting ruined the play.
3.
Law.

noun
4.
an incompetent person; a mentally deficient person.
5.
Law. a person lacking power to act with legal effectiveness.
/ɪnˈkɒmpɪtənt/
adjective
1.
not possessing the necessary ability, skill, etc to do or carry out a task; incapable
2.
marked by lack of ability, skill, etc
3.
(law) not legally qualified: an incompetent witness
4.
(of rock strata, folds, etc) yielding readily to pressure so as to undergo structural deformation
noun
5.
an incompetent person
adj.

1610s, “insufficient,” from French incompétent, from Late Latin incompetentem (nominative incompetens) “insufficient,” from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + Latin competentem (see competent). Sense of “lacking qualification or ability” first recorded 1630s. The noun meaning “incompetent person” is from 1866. Related: Incompetently.

incompetent in·com·pe·tent (ĭn-kŏm’pĭ-tənt)
adj.

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