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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

    Synonyms:
    unfitness

    Antonyms:
    ability, power

  2. inability, unfitnessnoun

    lacking the power to perform

    Synonyms:
    softness, unfitness

    Antonyms:
    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

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

  2. inabilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    disability, disqualification

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inabilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    incompetence, impotence, incapability, incompetency, inefficiency, disability

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#3459disability
#8380deficit
#10957weakness
#11794inability
#19210impotence
#20444stupidity
#29658incompetence
#31904incapacity
#35273softness
#35967impossibility
#38445inefficiency
#43809inadequacy
#49680helplessness
#71523disablement
#73354powerlessness
#76733awkwardness
#79193ineptitude
#114419incapacitation
#131851unfitness
#169885unsuitability
#173706imbecility
#181826feebleness
#238553incapability
#269750dulness

How to use inability in a sentence?

  1. Virginia Woolf:

    I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street.

  2. Armistead Whitney:

    I had 200 employees that were counting on me as a leader to guide them, to make sure that they could be safe, to make sure that the company could also survive and continue to serve our customers, what we saw that day was an inability to make the right decisions. We had a binder of plans kind of sitting on the shelf that no one had ever read. And that was a very, very challenging way to try to figure out what to do.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A person's value does not decrease by others inability to see his worth; but if the people continue this practice, then the volume of his morale does go down definitely with the passage of the time.

  4. Jeff Melvoin:

    First I thought it was numbness, shock. The inability to believe that a just God could allow someone to destroy a gold mine of prehistoric knowledge for a year's worth of Salisbury steak...Life is a mystery. One man's life- altering experience is another man's tenderloin.

  5. G Gaia:

    The common dogma of fundamentalists is fear of modern knowledge, inability to cope with the fast change in a scientific-technological society, and the real breakdown in apparent moral order in recent years.... That is why hate is the major fuel, fear is the cement of the movement, and superstitious ignorance is the best defence against the dangerous new knowledge. ... When you bring up arguments that cast serious doubts on their cherished beliefs you are not simply making a rhetorical point, you are threatening their whole Universe and their immortality. That provokes anger and quite frequently violence. ... Unfortunately you cannot reason with them and you even risk violence in confronting them. Their numbers will decline only when society stabilizes, and adapts to modernity.


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