Example sentences for: incompetence

How can you use “incompetence” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • This story contains two sure-fire comic ingredients (at least for 12-year-old boys): incompetence and destruction.

  • The regular season and playoffs have eliminated more quixotic teams: The Donald Trump-like Baltimore Orioles, willing to spend endless millions to prove their incompetence; the Alan Keyesian Chicago Cubs, hopeless but mesmerizing; the Reform Partyesque Boston Red Sox, erratic, crazy, but with just enough brilliance to be dangerous.

  • Italian newspapers all led on the fatal mudslides in southern Italy, with the predictable comment that political incompetence was partly responsible.

  • The early incompetence of the Gore campaign forced the candidate to eschew his ambivalence about politicking and come "to terms with his outer politician."

  • Critics link this point to the Peter Principle, which holds that everyone rises to his level of incompetence.

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