incompetence

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in·com·pe·tence

 (ĭn-kŏm′pĭ-təns)
n.
The quality or state of being incompetent.

in•com•pe•tence

(ɪnˈkɒm pɪ təns)

also in•com′pe•ten•cy,



n.
the quality or state of being incompetent.
[1655–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incompetence - lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualificationsincompetence - lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications
inability, unfitness - lacking the power to perform
competence, competency - the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
2.incompetence - inability of a part or organ to function properly
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
hypogonadism - incompetence of the gonads (especially in the male with low testosterone); results in deficient development of secondary sex characteristics and (in prepubertal males) a body with long legs and a short trunk
valvular incompetence - inability of a bodily valve to close completely

incompetence

noun ineptitude, inability, inadequacy, incapacity, ineffectiveness, uselessness, insufficiency, ineptness, incompetency, unfitness, incapability, skill-lessness The incompetence of government officials is appalling.

incompetence

noun
Translations
عَدَم كَفاءَه، قُصور، عَجْز عن
nezpůsobilost
inkompetanceuduelighed
hozzáértés hiánya
vanhæfni
yetersizlik

incompetence

[ɪnˈkɒmpɪtəns] N
1.incompetencia f
he was fired for incompetencelo despidieron por incompetente
see also gross A1
2. (Jur) → incapacidad f

incompetence

[ɪnˈkɒmpɪtəns] n [worker, official] → incompétence f, incapacité f

incompetence

, incompetency
n
Unfähigkeit f; (for job) → Untauglichkeit f
(Jur) → Unzuständigkeit f, → Inkompetenz f

incompetence

[ɪnˈkɒmpɪtns] nincompetenza

incompetent

(inˈkompitənt) adjective
not good enough at doing a job etc. a very incompetent mechanic.
inˈcompetence noun

incompetence

n incompetencia; cervical — incompetencia cervical
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