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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Inability \In`a*bil"i*ty\, n. [Pref. in- not + ability: cf. F.
inhabilet['e]. See Able, and cf. Unable.]
The quality or state of being unable; lack of ability; lack
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.
Syn: Impotence; incapacity; incompetence; weakness;
powerlessness; incapability. See Disability.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something
[ant: ability, power]
2: lacking the power to perform [syn: inability, unfitness]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
46 Moby Thesaurus words for "inability":
disability, disablement, disqualification, imbecility, inadeptness,
inadequacy, inaptitude, inaptness, inattentiveness, incapability,
incapacitation, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency,
indexterity, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness,
inefficiency, ineptitude, ineptness, infancy, inferiority,
insufficiency, legal incapacity, maladjustment, maladroitness,
mediocrity, minority, pedestrianism, rustiness, skill-lessness,
thoughtlessness, unaptness, uncleverness, undeftness,
undexterousness, undextrousness, unfitness, unfittedness,
unintelligence, unproficiency, unschooledness, unskillfulness,
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