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Synonyms for incompetence
ɪnˈkɒm pɪ təns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incompetence, incompetency(noun)

    lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications

    Synonyms:
    incompetency

    Antonyms:
    competence, competency

  2. incompetence(noun)

    inability of a part or organ to function properly

    Synonyms:
    incompetency

    Antonyms:
    competency, competence

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. incompetence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    incapacity, inability

  2. incompetence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    insufficiency, inadequacy

  3. incompetence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    disqualification, unfitness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    ineptitude, inability, jurisdiction, inadequacy, incapacity, impotence

How to pronounce incompetence?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say incompetence in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#10957weakness
#11794inability
#19210impotence
#20444stupidity
#29658incompetence
#31904incapacity
#38445inefficiency
#43809inadequacy
#49680helplessness
#76733awkwardness
#79193ineptitude
#128146incompetency
#173706imbecility
#181826feebleness
#269750dulness

How to use incompetence in a sentence?

  1. David Steinberg:

    Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan - a Mount Rushmore of incompetence.

  2. Lawrence Kubie:

    Today's family is built like a pyramid with all the intrafamilial rivalries, tensions, jealousies, angers, hatreds, loves and needs focused on the untrained, vulnerable, insecure, young, inexperienced and incompetent parental apex ... about whose incompetence our vaunted educational system does nothing.

  3. Quentin Crisp:

    The English think incompetence is the same thing as sincerity.

  4. Justice Minister Alexandre Moraes:

    The company will be fined for its incompetence and irresponsibility, but the Games will not suffer any damage.

  5. Sinan Ulgen:

    It was outside the chain of command which was the biggest handicap for the coup plotters, they had an insufficient portfolio of resources. They were grossly under-equipped to achieve their strategic objectives ... There was definitely quite a degree of incompetence compared to how coups were done here in the past.


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