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Synonyms for incapacity
ˌɪn kəˈpæs ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incapacity(noun)

    lack of intellectual power

    Antonyms:
    capacity, mental ability

  2. incapacity(noun)

    lack of physical or natural qualifications

    Antonyms:
    capacity, mental ability

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. incapacity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    inability, incapability, disability, incompetency

  2. incapacity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    disqualification, unfitness

How to use incapacity in a sentence?

  1. Anais Nin:

    The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne:

    It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature.

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