incompetence

[ in-kom-pi-tuh ns or in-kom-pi-tuh n-see ]SEE DEFINITION OF incompetence

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Was discharged for incompetence, and took up honest writing.

He dismissed her only this morning, on a trumped-up charge of incompetence.

Yet in too many of the cases the sentence of incompetence or cowardice was just.

You must become an advertiser or you must pay the penalty of incompetence.

One was the incompetence of the Irish people for local government.

In this despatch David Dundas proclaimed his own incompetence.

The artist sees only himself and bears only the weight of his own incompetence.

That's why you are not competent to do anything, and you are unhappy because of this incompetence.

It was incompetence and perhaps cowardice which brought his final ruin.

Democracy must always have incompetence in one form or another.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, "inadequacy;" 1716, "want of skill," from French incompétence (mid-16c.), from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + compétence (see competence). Native formation incompetency (from incompetent + -cy) is attested from 1610s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INCOMPETENCE

awkwardness

nounclumsiness; inelegance
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