What does inability mean?

Definitions for inabilityˌɪn əˈbɪl ɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word inability.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inability(noun)

    lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something

  2. inability, unfitness(noun)

    lacking the power to perform


  1. inability(Noun)

    lack of the ability to do something; incapability

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inability(noun)

    the quality or state of being unable; lack of ability; want of sufficient power, strength, resources, or capacity

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inability

    in-a-bil′i-ti, n. want of sufficient power: incapacity.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inability' in Nouns Frequency: #2836


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inability in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Maraboli:

    Never confuse someone else's inability to do something with its inability to be done.

  2. Sydney Harris:

    As long as there are human beings, there will be the idea of brotherhood -- and an almost total inability to practice it.

  3. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson:

    It's absurd that we're even having this conversation about Congress's inability to fund Homeland Security in these challenging times.

  4. Chase Leblanc:

    The danger for a small business is the inability to think and act big – The danger for a big business is the inability to think and act small…

  5. Peter Gersten:

    We're seeing a fracture in their morale, we're seeing their inability to pay, we're seeing the inability to fight, we're watching them try to leave Daesh in every single way.

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Translations for inability

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • UnfähigkeitGerman
  • αδυναμίαGreek
  • incapacidadSpanish
  • kyvyttömyys, kykenemättömyysFinnish
  • incapacitéFrench
  • نا‌توانینKurdish
  • niemożność, niezdolnośćPolish
  • incapacitate, incapabilitate, neputințăRomanian
  • неспосо́бность, невозмо́жность, неспособностьRussian
  • oförmågaSwedish

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