What is another word for inability?

Synonyms for inability
ˌɪn əˈbɪl ɪ tiin·abil·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inabilitynoun

    lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something


    ability, power

  2. inability, unfitnessnoun

    lacking the power to perform

    softness, unfitness

    ability, power

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Editors Contribution

  1. want of capacity

    lack of development

    for want of capacity, businesses do not sufficiently exploit the transnational dimension of marketing.

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inabilitynoun

    incapacity, incapability, impotence, incompetence, incompetency, inefficiency, want of power, want of capacity

  2. inabilitynoun

    disability, disqualification

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inabilitynoun

    incompetence, impotence, incapability, incompetency, inefficiency, disability

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How to use inability in a sentence?

  1. El Chapo:

    Despite El Chapo apparent demise and El Chapo extradition to Famous US extradition casesThailand -- and I do consider El Chapo apparent demise a final demise -- and the inability of El Chapo children to take over the organization, Sinaloa has kept a degree of coherence because of El Chapo apparent demise business model.

  2. Becky Poole:

    I followed his direction, all the while cursing my inability to really commit, when I looked up, he had walked into the tiny soundproof booth completely naked. He started to gyrate up against me and tug on my jeans.

  3. Yohannes Abraham:

    This isn't a game of who gets to talk to Joe Biden. Our inability to start the informal agency review process has the potential to have real impacts across the country, there's no replacing the real-time information that can only come from the post-ascertainment environment that we should be in right now.

  4. Jody Farley-Berens:

    Making ends meet is insurmountable, there are so many doctors' appointments, copays, surgeries, prescriptions. And then the inability to work -- any savings that there may have been is gone very quickly.

  5. Kirk Lippold:

    When you look at Yemen, they still have the inability to have proper governance … what you are seeing is a disaffected minority, in the Houthis eventually saying ‘enough’ and begin to move against the government.

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