gross, rank
sheer, utter
incredible, unbelievable
administrative, bureaucratic, government, managerial, police
economic, professional, technical

I will not tolerate your incompetence any longer!

accuse sb/sth of
incompetence at, incompetence in

incompetence in writing

incompetence on the part of

Several officers had alleged incompetence on the part of the general.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • incompetence — (n.) 1660s, inadequacy; 1716, want of skill, from Fr. incompétence (mid 16c.), from in not, opposite of, without (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + compétence (see COMPETENCE (Cf. competence)). Native formation incompetency (from INCOMPETENT (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

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