incompetence incompetence  /ɪn ˈkɑm pə təns/


  1. (n) lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications
  2. (n) inability of a part or organ to function properly


  1. Aquino's six-year presidency was marred by attempted military coups, human-rights abuses by a still-powerful army, and general incompetence.
  2. If the buffoon factor has crippled Mecham's governorship, charges of incompetence and corruption could kill it.
  3. This is a presidency that has wobbled between those two poles overweening arrogance and paralytic incompetence.


  1. Ref embarrassment in AHL Calder Cup: Missed goal leads to 22-minute period (Video)

    The second period of Game 2 in the AHL Calder Cup Final was like a parfait of officiating incompetence, each layer revealing a bigger blunder. It began with a shot by J.T. Brown of the Syracuse Crunch, which appeared to … Continue reading ?
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Puck Daddy via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Alan Greenspan's Epic Incompetence: Another Shoe Drops

    If you read anything this year, read this. It is an article by Bill Black,  a former financial regulator, that provides stunning new insights into former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan?s incompetence.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "The level of error, incompetence, and inattention which took place before the flight was sadly mirrored in many ways for many years, in how authorities, governments, and institutions dealt with the aftermath of the murder of so many innocents: in...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: John Major Source: Ottawa Citizen

  2. "It was gross incompetence to hoard that money when the race was bound to be so close," McAuliffe said.
    on Jan 5, 2007 By: Terry McAuliffe Source: Forbes

  3. "Labour's economic incompetence means a rising cost of living for the very people they said they would help," said Osborne.
    on Mar 13, 2008 By: George Osborne Source: FOXNews

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