Definition and Meanings for incompetent

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Incompetent is ranked 41,594 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of incompetent

adjective

Etymology of incompetent

l. incompetens: cf. f. incomp. see in- not, and competent

Meaning of incompetent


as adjective

  • not competent; wanting in adequate strength, power, capacity, means, qualifications, or the like; incapable; unable; inadequate; unfit.
  • wanting the legal or constitutional qualifications; inadmissible; as, a person professedly wanting in religious belief is an incompetent witness in a court of law or equity; incompetent evidence; a mentally defective person is incompetent to care for himself and requires a legal guardian.
  • not lying within one's competency, capacity, or authorized power; not permissible.
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