Simple Definition of incompetence
: lack of the ability to do something well : the quality or state of not being competent
Full Definition of incompetence
: the state or fact of being incompetent
Examples of incompetence in a sentence
Because of his incompetence, we won't make our deadline.
She was fired for gross incompetence.
First Known Use of incompetence
INCOMPETENCE Defined for Kids
Definition of incompetence for Students
: the inability to do a good job <… they were frustrated by their … own incompetence. — Jack London, The Call of the Wild>
Medical Definition of incompetence
1: lack of legal qualification
2: inability of an organ or part to perform its function adequately <incompetence of an aortic valve>
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