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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incompetence, incompetency(noun)

    lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications

  2. incompetence(noun)

    inability of a part or organ to function properly


  1. incompetence(Noun)

    Inability to perform; lack of competence; ineptitude.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incompetence(noun)

    alt. of Incompetency


  1. Incompetence

    Incompetence is a dystopian comedy novel by Red Dwarf co-creator Rob Grant, first published in 2003 with the tag line "Bad is the new Good". It is a murder mystery and political thriller set in a near-future federal Europe where no-one can be "prejudiced from employment for reason of age, race, creed or incompitence [sic]". Consequently, much of the population demonstrates an extreme lack of competence in their occupations. The novel tells the story of a detective working for an unnamed secret agency, with a variety of identities within various law enforcement agencies. His real name remains a mystery but he commonly uses the pseudonym Harry Salt. The story starts with the apparent death of his former mentor in an apparent elevator accident. He suspects foul play, and his investigations lead him around various states of Europe. In the course of these investigations, he seems to be tracked by an unknown stalker. On the way, he is hindered by the fact that practically everyone he meets has a serious character flaw and/or mental deficiency. Another ongoing problem is his inability to acquire or hang onto a decent pair of shoes, primarily as all shoes in the "United States of Europe" are made of vegetable matter. A number of new mental disorders have apparently been classified in the book's universe, such as Sexually Inappropriate Response and Non-Specific Stupidity.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incompetence in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incompetence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of 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. Laurence J. Peter:

    In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.

  3. Stacey Abrams:

    Make no mistake, the former secretary of state was deliberate and intentional in his actions, i know that eight years of systemic disenfranchisement, disinvestment and incompetence had its desired affect on the electoral process in Georgia.

  4. Rick Scott:

    We've all seen the incompetence and irregularities in vote tabulations in Broward County and Palm Beach for years. Well, here we go again, i will not sit idly by while unethical liberals try to steal this election from the great people of Florida.

  5. House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz:

    On her watch, whether through negligence or incompetence, millions of Americans lost their privacy and personal data.

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