Incompetence vs Ineptitude - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between incompetence and ineptitude
is that incompetence
is inability to perform; lack of competence; ineptitude while ineptitude
is the quality of being inept.
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.
The quality of being inept.
* 2013 , Simon Jenkins, Gibraltar and the Falklands deny the logic of history'' (in ''The Guardian , 14 August 2013)[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/14/gibraltar-falklands-deny-logic-history]
- The curse has been Spanish ineptitude feeding Gibraltarian intransigence. Border hold-ups are counterproductive to winning hearts and minds, as were blundering Argentinian landings on the outer Falklands.