Incompetence is a synonym of ineptness.
As nouns the difference between incompetence and ineptness
is that incompetence
is inability to perform; lack of competence; ineptitude while ineptness
is the quality or degree 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 or degree of being inept.
:The ineptness of the novice jugglers was apparent as they frequently dropped their juggling pins.
*(quality or degree of being inept ): awkwardness, incompetence, ineptitude, unfitness, unsuitability