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
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.
A popular character in old Italian plays, who imitated with ludicrous incompetence the buffone , or clown, and was therefore the ape of an ape; for the clown himself imitated the serious characters of the play.
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.
Some had been frankly told that they were too old, that a sprier man was needed; others had given occasion, by some act of carelessness or incompetence; with most, however, the occasion had been the same as with Jurgis.
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. It was a simple matter to give the dogs less food; but it was impossible to make the dogs travel faster, while their own inability to get under way earlier in the morning prevented them from travelling longer hours.
Violence is a confession of terrible incompetence. In all these years how many blows have you known me to strike?
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.