Antonyms for inability

Grammar : Noun
Spell : in-uh-bil-i-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ˌɪn əˈbɪl ɪ ti

Definition of inability

Origin :
  • mid-15c., inhabilite, "disqualification for office," from in- (1) + ability. Earlier was unability "incapability; incompetence" (late 14c.). General sense by c.1500.
  • noun disabling lack of talent, skill
Example sentences :
  • There is one stream which I dread my inability to stem—it is the tide of Popular Opinion.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • The inability of the men only, will put a period to our daily marches.
  • Extract from : « A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion » by William Dobein James
  • Her assertion was disregarded as to the inability to change.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • The weak spot in his argument was his inability to suggest a reasonable motive.
  • Extract from : « The Monster Men » by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Kirkwood groaned with despair of his inability to fathom the abyss of his self-contempt.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • Thereupon he politely apologised for his inability to answer them.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • "I think you must have taught her," I responded, and he enjoyed his inability to deny it.
  • Extract from : « The Cavalier » by George Washington Cable
  • His inability to distinguish the names of the stations annoyed him.
  • Extract from : « Henry Dunbar » by M. E. Braddon
  • Roland had expressed himself as greatly hurt by this inability.
  • Extract from : « A Singer from the Sea » by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Her sadness was no doubt due to her inability to calm her life.
  • Extract from : « Therese Raquin » by Emile Zola

Synonyms for inability

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