Incompetence vs Bungler - What's the difference?

incompetence | bungler |


As nouns the difference between incompetence and bungler

is that incompetence is inability to perform; lack of competence; ineptitude while bungler is someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence.

incompetence

English

Noun

(-)
  • Inability to perform; lack of competence; ineptitude.
  • * 1851:
  • ... at the head of a crew, too, chiefly made up of mongrel renegades, and castaways, and cannibals--morally enfeebled also, by the incompetence of mere unaided virtue or right-mindedness in Starbuck
  • * 1949:
  • Winston did not know why Withers had been disgraced. Perhaps it was for corruption or incompetence . Perhaps Big Brother was merely getting rid of a too-popular subordinate.
  • * 1974:
  • The factory where she worked was a poisonous mass of incompetence , favoritism, and sabotage.

    bungler

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
  • Synonyms

    * blunderer, fuckup, schlemiel; see also