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English definition of “incompetence”

incompetence

noun [U]     /ɪnˈkɒm.pɪ.təns/ US  /-ˈkɑːm.pə.t̬əns/
lack of ability to do something successfully or as it should be done: Management have demonstrated almost unbelievable incompetence in their handling of the dispute. allegations/accusations of incompetenceInability and awkwardness
(Definition of incompetence noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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