Can't finish a simple task? Having a hard time figuring something out? Lack the ability to get things done? Then you might be suffering from incompetence.

Have you ever noticed how bad a lot of people are at their jobs, even though they do them every day? Or how often famous people screw things up, even very important things? Then you've already noticed that incompetence is a very common thing. Incompetence is a word for people and things that are ineffective, shoddy, or just terrible at what they're supposed to do. Incompetence is the opposite of excellence.

Definitions of incompetence

n lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications

competence, competency
the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
Type of:
inability, unfitness
lacking the power to perform

n inability of a part or organ to function properly

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incompetence of the gonads (especially in the male with low testosterone); results in deficient development of secondary sex characteristics and (in prepubertal males) a body with long legs and a short trunk
valvular incompetence
inability of a bodily valve to close completely
eunuchoidism, male hypogonadism
the state of being a eunuch (either because of lacking testicles or because they failed to develop)
Kallman's syndrome
hypogonadism with anosmia; a congenital sexual disorder that prevents the testicles from maturing at puberty
Type of:
an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

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