how to pronounce incompetent


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the above transcription of incompetent is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

incompetent frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word incompetent occurs in english on average 2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

incompetent is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of incompetent in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… matter how incompetent they might be …”

meanings of incompetent


  1. Unskilled; lacking the degree of ability that would normally be expected.
  2. Of the cervix: opening too early in pregnancy, provoking the baby to be born.
  3. Not resistant to deformation or flow.
  4. Unable to make rational decisions, insane or otherwise cognitively impaired.


  1. A person who is incompetent.

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