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Webster

English Word:

inability


English Pronunciation:

in•a•bil•i•ty


Noun:


⇨Etymology

Preface in- not + ability: confer (French) inhabileté. See Able, and confer Unable.


⇨Definition

The quality or state of being unable; lack of ability; want of sufficient power, strength, resources, or capacity. It is not from an inability to discover what they ought to do, that men err in practice. Blair.



Synonyms:

impotence


See Disability.


incapacity


incompetence


weakness


powerlessness


incapability


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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From Middle French inhabilité, from Medieval Latin inhabilitas


Noun:

inability (plural inabilities) lack of the ability to do something; incapability 2013, Daniel Taylor, Jack Wilshere scores twice to ease Arsenal to victory over Marseille (in The Guardian, 26 November 2013) The Premier League leaders did what many people thought was beyond them in their last European excursion, at the home of Borussia Dortmund, and they made light work of overcoming Marseille on a night when the one-sidedness was not reflected by their inability to add to Jack Wilshere's two goals.


Reference:

inability

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