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
References in classic literature ?
Some have felt that these blundering lives are due to the inconvenient indefiniteness with which the Supreme Power has fashioned the natures of women: if there were one level of feminine incompetence as strict as the ability to count three and no more, the social lot of women might be treated with scientific certitude.
you're dismissed, sir, for incompetence and cowardice, and if you're not off the premises in three minutes it'll be the worse for you
At such times as this, apprehending the grounds of her refusal to be her modest sense of incompetence in matters social and polite, he would say that she was wonderfully well-informed and versatile--which was certainly true, her natural quickness, and her admiration for him, having led her to pick up his vocabulary, his accent, and fragments of his knowledge, to a surprising extent.
The only thing is to prepare ourselves for changes," said Sighs, who had conducted the fifth form for five and twenty years with unparalleled incompetence.
I recalled the hopeless circumstances by which she had been surrounded in the miserable little shop and the miserable little noisy evening school, with that miserable old bundle of incompetence always to be dragged and shouldered.
Macey, in deep disgust at the farrier's crass incompetence to apprehend the conditions of ghostly phenomena.
His sister and brother-in-law seconded him; but they were frustrated by their heavy outfit and their own incompetence.
And then he lay in wait with his evil eye and wicked gun, safely ambushed behind the legend of his own incompetence.
Although the action meant that he resigned Cassandra, for he knew his own incompetence and distrusted himself entirely, and lost Katharine, for whom his feeling was profound though unsatisfactory, still it appeared to him that there was nothing else left for him to do.
LAHORE -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar on Sunday said the provincial health sector is in shambles due to the incompetence of the Punjab government.
Incompetence is not synonymous with capacity deficiency; it is the inability to fully utilize capacity.
In the first place, those drugs have passed right under their very noses, either undetected due to their gross incompetence or because their noses can only smell crisp bills and not crystals,' Barbers said during the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs hearing on the smuggling of the 605 kilos of high-grade methamphetamine hydrochloride, also known as shabu.