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inability

[in-uh-bil-i-tee] /ˌɪn əˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
lack of ability; lack of power, capacity, or means:
his inability to make decisions.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English inabilite < Medieval Latin inhabilitās. See in-3, ability
Synonyms
incapability, incapacity, impotence, incompetence. See disability.
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British Dictionary definitions for inabilities

inability

/ˌɪnəˈbɪlɪtɪ/
noun
1.
lack of ability or means; incapacity
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Word Origin and History for inabilities

inability

n.

mid-15c., inhabilite, "disqualification for office," from in- (1) + ability. Earlier was unability "incapability; incompetence" (late 14c.). General sense by c.1500.

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