Incompetence vs Disability - What's the difference?
Incompetence is a synonym of disability.
As nouns the difference between incompetence and disability
is that incompetence
is inability to perform; lack of competence; ineptitude while disability
is state of being disabled; deprivation or want of ability; absence of competent physical, intellectual, or moral power, means, fitness, and the like.
Inability to perform; lack of competence; ineptitude.
- ... 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
- 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.
- The factory where she worked was a poisonous mass of incompetence , favoritism, and sabotage.
State of being disabled; deprivation or want of ability; absence of competent physical, intellectual, or moral power, means, fitness, and the like.
- Grossest faults, or disabilities to perform what was covenanted.
Want of legal qualification to do a thing; legal incapacity or incompetency.
* (rfdate), .
- Chatham refused to see him, pleading his disability .
(uncountable, informal) Regular payments received by a disabled person, usually from the state
- The disabilities of idiocy, infancy, and coverture.
- I had to go on disability after the accident.
- Did you get your disability this month?
* Disability and inability: Inability is an inherent want of power to perform the thing in question; disability arises from some deprivation or loss of the needed competency. One who becomes deranged is under a disability of holding his estate; and one who is made a judge, of deciding in his own case. A man may decline an office on account of his inability to discharge its duties; he may refuse to accept a trust or employment on account of some disability prevents him from entering into such engagements.