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. Sigmund Freud:

    Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.

  2. Jean Baptiste Rousseau:

    Readiness of speech is often inability to hold the tongue.

  3. Waiter Rant, Waiter Rant weblog, 09-07-05:

    The inability to secure a reservation drives yuppies absolutely crazy.

  4. Lynden Melmed:

    The inability to work for that period of time is potentially career-ending.

  5. The NTSC:

    Subsequent flight crew action resulted in inability to control the aircraft.

Images & Illustrations of inability

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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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