ineptitude

Ineptitude is a lack of skill, ability, or competence. A doctor would prove his ineptitude at practicing medicine if he mistakenly removed a patient's spleen instead of his kidney.

Ineptitude and incompetence are synonyms to describe people who have absolutely no idea what they're doing. It's definitely not a quality you'd want in a pilot, who might prove his ineptitude by sending a plane full of passengers hurtling to the ground. Ineptitude also isn't a good quality to have in fields like medicine, where even one careless mistake could be life-threatening.

Definitions of ineptitude
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n unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training

Synonyms:
awkwardness, clumsiness, ineptness, maladroitness, slowness
Types:
rustiness
ineptitude or awkwardness as a consequence of age or lack of practice
Type of:
unskillfulness
a lack of cognitive skill

n having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful

Synonyms:
worthlessness
Antonyms:
worth
the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful
Types:
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fecklessness
worthlessness due to being feeble and ineffectual
groundlessness, idleness
the quality of lacking substance or value
paltriness, sorriness
worthlessness due to insignificance
valuelessness
having none of the properties that endow something with value
shoddiness, trashiness
the quality of being cheaply imitative of something better
darn, hoot, red cent
something of little value
emptiness, vanity
the quality of being valueless or futile
Type of:
quality
an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

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