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Synonyms for incompetence
ɪnˈkɒm pɪ tənsin·com·pe·tence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incompetence, incompetencynoun

    lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications

    Synonyms:
    incompetency

    Antonyms:
    competence, competency

  2. incompetencenoun

    inability of a part or organ to function properly

    Synonyms:
    incompetency

    Antonyms:
    competency, competence

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. incompetencenoun

    Synonyms:
    incapacity, inability

  2. incompetencenoun

    Synonyms:
    insufficiency, inadequacy

  3. incompetencenoun

    Synonyms:
    disqualification, unfitness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "incompetence":

    ineptitude, inability, jurisdiction, inadequacy, incapacity, impotence

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#5190jurisdiction
#10957weakness
#11794inability
#19210impotence
#20444stupidity
#29658incompetence
#31904incapacity
#38445inefficiency
#43809inadequacy
#49680helplessness
#76733awkwardness
#79193ineptitude
#128146incompetency
#173706imbecility
#181826feebleness
#269750dulness

How to use incompetence in a sentence?

  1. Nicolas Martin:

    When a dog acts viciously we assume the reason is poor treatment and training by its owner. When a person acts criminally we look for the explanation in his brain, blood, and urine. When will psychiatrists begin testifying to the incompetence of schizophrenic pit bulls?

  2. Mike Lynch:

    After three years of (HP CEO) Meg Whitman's stonewalling, is this it?, hP's claim is finally laid bare for what it is -- a desperate search for a scapegoat for its own errors and incompetence.

  3. Douglas Adams:

    He attacked everything in life with a mix of extrordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.

  4. Siva Raj:

    It comes down to incompetence, the message we want to send is, if you don't do the job you are elected do — your primary responsibility is to educate our children — you're fired.

  5. Clay Bonnyman:

    It's got to be incompetence…incompetence and bureaucratic entanglement that prevents families from being able to get things that they absolutely should be able to get.


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