inability

[in-uh-bil-i-tee]
noun
lack of ability; lack of power, capacity, or means: his inability to make decisions.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English inabilite < Medieval Latin inhabilitās. See in-3, ability


incapability, incapacity, impotence, incompetence. See disability.
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inability (ˌɪnəˈbɪlɪtɪ)
 
n
lack of ability or means; incapacity

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The inability to agree on the principles that underlie our beliefs is at the
  root of our political discord.
For instance, the inability to edit tweets once they'd posted resulted in
  inadvertent errors of transcription or meaning.
But that still doesn't excuse the inability to get rid of incompetent teachers.
The only restriction was an inability to self-nominate.
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