incompetent

  • 1incompétent — incompétent, ente [ ɛ̃kɔ̃petɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1505; bas lat. incompetens 1 ♦ Dr. Qui n est pas compétent (spécialt d une juridiction). 2 ♦ Cour. Qui n a pas les connaissances suffisantes, l habileté requise pour juger, pour décider d une chose. ⇒… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2incompetent — in·com·pe·tent 1 /in käm pə tənt/ adj 1: not legally qualified: as a: lacking legal capacity (as because of age or mental deficiency) b: incapable due to mental or physical condition compare competent c …

    Law dictionary

  • 3Incompetent — In*com pe*tent, a. [L. incompetens: cf. F. incomp[ e]tent. See {In } not, and {Competent}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not competent; wanting in adequate strength, power, capacity, means, qualifications, or the like; incapable; unable; inadequate; unfit.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4incompetent — INCOMPETÉNT, Ă, incompetenţi, te, adj. Care nu este competent; care nu are dreptul sau căderea de a face ceva; necompetent. ♦ (Despre un organ de stat) Care nu are puterea legală de a judeca, cerceta sau rezolva o anumită problemă. – Din fr.… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 5incompetent — in‧com‧pe‧tent [ɪnˈkɒmptənt ǁ ˈkɑːm ] adjective not having the skill or ability to do a job properly: • Those who are conspicuously incompetent get the sack. incompetence noun [uncountable] : • He was accused of medical incompetence.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6incompétent — incompétent, ente (in kon pé tan, tan t ) adj. 1°   Terme de jurisprudence. Qui n est pas compétent. Juge incompétent.    En parlant d un jugement. •   Jamais jugement ne fut plus incompétent [que celui de Marie Stuart], et jamais procédure ne… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 7incompetent — (adj.) 1610s, insufficient, from Fr. incompétent, from L.L. incompetentem (nom. incompetens) insufficient, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + L. competentem (see COMPETENT (Cf. competent)). Sense of lacking qualification or ability first… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8incompetent — [in käm′pə tənt] adj. [Fr incompétent < LL incompetens: see IN 2 & COMPETENT] 1. without adequate ability, knowledge, fitness, etc.; failing to meet requirements; incapable; unskillful 2. not legally qualified 3. lacking strength and… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9Incompetent — may be* Incompetent , the legal term of art used to raise the corresponding objection to a question put to a witness * Lacking competence (disambiguation) …

    Wikipedia

  • 10incompetent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not sufficiently skilful to do something successfully. 2) Law not qualified to act in a particular capacity. ► NOUN ▪ an incompetent person. DERIVATIVES incompetence noun incompetency noun incompetently adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11Incompetent — (v. lat.), nicht befugt, ungültig; daher Incompetenz, 1) Unbefugtheit, Unzuständigkeit; 2) in der Gerichtssprache der Mangel an denjenigen Bedingungen, von welchen die Fähigkeit (das Recht) einer Behörde abhängt, eine gewisse Handlung vorzunehmen …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12incompetent — unqualified, *incapable Analogous words: inefficient, ineffective Antonyms: competent Contrasted words: *able, capable, qualified: skilled, *proficient, expert, masterly …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13incompetent — [adj] unskillful, unable amateur, amateurish, awkward, bungling, bush league*, clumsy, disqualified, floundering, helpless, inadequate, incapable, ineffectual, inefficient, ineligible, inept, inexperienced, inexpert, insufficient, maladroit, not… …

    New thesaurus

  • 14incompetent — in|com|pe|tent1 [ ın kampətnt ] adjective lacking the ability or skills to do something: the worst and most incompetent administration in living memory completely/hopelessly/unbelievably incompetent: I am completely incompetent; can you show me… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15incompetent — I UK [ɪnˈkɒmpɪt(ə)nt] / US [ɪnˈkɑmpət(ə)nt] adjective lacking the ability or skills to do something the worst and most incompetent government in living memory completely/hopelessly/unbelievably incompetent: I am completely incompetent; can you… …

    English dictionary

  • 16incompetent — adj. 1) incompetent at, in 2) incompetent to + inf. (he is incompetent to judge) * * * [ɪn kɒmpɪt(ə)nt] in incompetent at incompetent to + inf. (he is incompetent to judge) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17incompetent — [[t]ɪnkɒ̱mpɪtənt[/t]] incompetents ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as incompetent, you are criticizing them because they are unable to do their job or a task properly. The court declared him incompetent to manage his financial… …

    English dictionary

  • 18INCOMPÉTENT — ENTE. adj. T. de Jurispr. Qui n est pas compétent. Juge incompétent. Le tribunal s est déclaré incompétent. Il est incompétent pour connaître de cette affaire. Partie incompétente.   Il s emploie aussi dans le langage ordinaire. C est un juge… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 19incompetent — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be ▪ consider sb/sth, deem sb/sth (formal) ▪ I know my boss considers me incompetent. ADVERB ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20incompetent — in|com|pe|tent [ınˈkɔmpıtənt US ˈka:m ] adj not having the ability or skill to do a job properly ≠ ↑competent ▪ an incompetent teacher ▪ weak, incompetent leadership incompetent to do sth ▪ The Prime Minister is incompetent to govern the country …

    Dictionary of contemporary English