Competence and Ineptitude


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Competence noun – The physical or mental power to do something.
Usage example: questioned his competence to finish the task without help

Ineptitude is an antonym for competence.
Nearby Words: competent, compete, competently, competency, competing
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Ineptitude noun – The lack of sufficient ability, power, or means.
Usage example: the nurse's ineptitude made it clear that she would be happier in a different line of work

Competence is an antonym for ineptitude.
Nearby Word: inept
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Ineptitude and Competence. (2016). Retrieved 2021, March 08, from
Competence & Ineptitude. N.p., 2016. Web. 08 Mar. 2021. <>.
Ineptitude or Competence. 2016. Accessed March 08, 2021.

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