[ UK /nˈɪnkəmpˌuːp/ ]
[ US /ˈnɪŋkəmˌpup/ ]
  1. a stupid foolish person
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How To Use nincompoop In A Sentence

  • And, as a reader recently suggested, it would allow movie watchers to gang up on the nincompoops who insist on chatting away on their cell phones during the show - if their cell phones are equipped with recorders.
  • I suppose that they only prayer we have is that the infighting between Obama-nuts and Hillary-ites coupled with the GOPs own aversion to McCain coupled with whatever nincompoop he chooses as his VP will lead to the first time a third party can win the White House. Eight Edwards delegates now moving to Obama
  • But it is fun to think of the worst American newsrooms as comprising a bunch of jerks working for an elite corps of nincompoops.
  • `No, you withered, senseless, quibbling, drivelling, fumbling nincompoop! THE RIVAL QUEENS: A COUNTESS ASHBY DE LA ZOUCHE MYSTERY
  • 'nincompoop' -- that's only his coarse Scotch breeding; and I believe Villette
  • And given ZANU Labour's tendency to reward disgraced Ministers with a fresh chance or three to lord it over us, we could be forgiven for thinking it won't be long before this nincompoop is ordering our lives for us once more. Archive 2009-01-18
  • Now wizened, and hopefully wiser too, he still is not able to leave an impression on anybody except two real nincompoops in the film.
  • In his memoirs he admonished himself as a nincompoop for introducing the law. Times, Sunday Times
  • It's great for you, too, because if your one guy is an ill-prepared nincompoop, then your whole country doesn't go down with him,’ she says.
  • As a result, the Ministry of Works runs the very real risk of being labelled cowardly and managerial nincompoops for failing to see and act on glaring truths for fear of making an error.
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