Capacity and Incompetence


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Capacity noun – The physical or mental power to do something.
Usage example: not everyone has the capacity for learning higher math

Incompetence is an antonym for capacity in topics: ability, volume.
Nearby Words: capability, capacious, capaciousness, capacitance, capacitor
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Incompetence noun – The lack of sufficient ability, power, or means.
Usage example: the astounding incompetence of the new assistant

Capacity is an antonym for incompetence.
Nearby Words: incompetent, incompetently
Antonyms for Incompetence
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natural natural capacity natural incompetence
total total capacity total incompetence
sheer sheer capacity sheer incompetence
actual actual capacity actual incompetence
Other adjectives: real, massive, extreme, serious, professional, incredible, mental, amazing, overall.
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Incompetence or Capacity. 2016. Accessed October 23, 2020.

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