incompetence etymology

English word incompetence comes from French -ence (-ence, -ance.), French incompétent (Incompetent.)

Detailed word origin of incompetence

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ence French (fra) -ence, -ance.
incompétent French (fra) Incompetent.
incompétence French (fra) Incompetence.
incompetence English (eng) Inability to perform; lack of competence; ineptitude.

Words with the same origin as incompetence

Descendants of -ence
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