About The Word Incompetence

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Incompetence

Incompetence Meaning & Definition
Incompetence Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Incompetence?

[n] lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications
[n] inability of a part or organ to function properly

Synonyms | Synonyms for Incompetence: incompetency

Related Terms | Find terms related to Incompetence: ad lib | baseness | deficiency | disability | disablement | disqualification | extemporaneousness | failure | falling short | faultiness | fewness | imbecility | imperfection | improvisation | inability | inadeptness | inadequacy | inadequateness | inaptitude | inaptness | inattentiveness | incapability | incapacitation | incapacity | incompetency | indexterity | ineffectiveness | ineffectuality | inefficiency | ineptitude | ineptness | infancy | inferiority | insufficiency | insufficientness | lack of preparation | legal incapacity | littleness | maladjustment | maladroitness | meanness | mediocrity | minority | none to spare | nonfulfillment | nonpreparation | nonpreparedness | nonsatisfaction | pedestrianism | pettiness | planlessness | rustiness | shabbiness | short supply | skill-lessness | smallness | subnormality | thoughtlessness | too late | too little | triviality | unaptness | uncleverness | undeftness | undexterousness | undextrousness | unfitness | unfittedness | unintelligence | unpreparedness | unproficiency | unqualification | unqualifiedness | unreadiness | unschooledness | unskillfulness | unsuitability | unsuitableness | unsuitedness | untrainedness | uselessness | vulgarity | vulnerability | wardship

See Also | disease | hypogonadism | inability | unfitness | valvular incompetence

Incompetence In Webster's Dictionary

\In*com"pe*tence\, Incompetency \In*com"pe*tency\, n. [Cf. F. incomp['e]tence.] 1. The quality or state of being incompetent; want of physical, intellectual, or moral ability; insufficiency; inadequacy; as, the incompetency of a child hard labor, or of an idiot for intellectual efforts. ``Some inherent incompetency.'' --Gladstone. 2. (Law) Want of competency or legal fitness; incapacity; disqualification, as of a person to be heard as a witness, or to act as a juror, or of a judge to try a cause. Syn: Inability; insufficiency; inadequacy; disqualification; incapability; unfitness.

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