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Synonyms for incapacity
ˌɪn kəˈpæs ɪ tiin·ca·pac·i·ty

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. incapacity

    Idiocy is a state of mental unsoundness amounting almost or quite to total absence of understanding. Imbecility is a condition of mental weakness, which may or may not be as complete as that of idiocy, but is at least such as to incapacitate for the serious duties of life. Incapacity, or lack of legal qualification for certain acts, necessarily results from imbecility, but may also result from other causes, as from insanity or from age, sex, etc.; as, the incapacity of a minor to make a contract. Idiocy or imbecility is weakness of mind, while insanity is disorder or abnormal action of mind. Folly and foolishness denote a want of mental and often of moral balance. Fatuity is sometimes used as equivalent to idiocy, but more frequently signifies conceited and excessive foolishness or folly. Stupidity is dulness and slowness of mental action which may range all the way from lack of normal readiness to absolute imbecility. Compare INSANITY.

    Synonyms:
    fatuity, folly, foolishness, idiocy, imbecility, senselessness, stupidity

    Antonyms:
    acuteness, astuteness, brilliancy, capacity, common sense, intelligence, sagacity, sense, soundness, wisdom

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incapacitynoun

    lack of intellectual power

    Antonyms:
    capacity, mental ability

  2. incapacitynoun

    lack of physical or natural qualifications

    Antonyms:
    capacity, mental ability

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. incapacitynoun

    Synonyms:
    inability, incapability, disability, incompetency

  2. incapacitynoun

    Synonyms:
    disqualification, unfitness

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#47276foolishness
#48388idiocy
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How to use incapacity in a sentence?

  1. Tomoko Murata:

    The verdict was extremely strict about proving psychological incapacity to resist.

  2. Anais Nin:

    The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.

  3. Arabic Proverb:

    By six qualities may a fool be known: anger, without cause; speech, without profit; change, without motive; inquiry, without an object; trust in a stranger; and incapacity to discriminate between friend and foe.

  4. Erich Fromm:

    The history of man is a graveyard of great cultures that came to catastrophic ends because of their incapacity for planned, rational, voluntary reaction to challenge.

  5. Anonymous:

    Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of carelessness, incapacity, or neglect.

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