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incompetence

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishincompetencein‧com‧pe‧tence /ɪnˈkɒmpətəns $ -ˈkɑːm-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 BAD ATlack of the ability or skill to do a job properly opp competencemanagerial/professional etc incompetence 🔊 allegations of professional incompetence 🔊 The report blamed police incompetence for the tragedy.
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incompetenceIn the eternal struggle against administrative incompetence, we need it every single day.Yet perhaps the most frustrating incompetence of all is that which is repetitive.City money is being wasted through governmental incompetence.In the view of the media, the whole thing stank of incompetence, or worse.The organization that fails to tell the truth on this score leaves itself open to suspicions of incompetence and deceptiveness.This could be the result of laziness or incompetence which would lose him his customers or his job.He was posted first to Reading, and was soon proving himself a soldier and horseman of rare incompetence.Labour wants to hide behind it, to disguise the incompetence and extravagance of Labour authorities and their lack of an alternative.Hence, their skilfulness is tightly coupled with incompetence.
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