Definition of incompetence noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈkɒmpɪtəns//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkɑːmpɪtəns//
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the lack of skill or ability to do your job or a task as it should be done professional incompetence police incompetence He was dismissed for incompetence.Extra examples I will not tolerate your incompetence any longer! Several officers had alleged incompetence on the part of the general. incompetence in writing government/​police incompetence
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: incompetence