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incompetence

noun [U]
 
 
/ɪnˈkɒmpɪtəns/
lack of the ability, skill, or knowledge that is needed to do a job or perform an action correctly or to a satisfactory standard: to demonstrate/expose/reveal incompetencegross/sheer/utter incompetence An audit reveals areas of gross incompetence and the mismanagement of the business. administrative/bureaucratic/managerial incompetence
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