What does inability mean?

Definitions for inability
ˌɪn əˈbɪl ɪ tiin·abil·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inabilitynoun

    lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something

  2. inability, unfitnessnoun

    lacking the power to perform

Wiktionary

  1. inabilitynoun

    lack of the ability to do something; incapability

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inabilitynoun

    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.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce inability?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  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

Examples of inability in a Sentence

  1. Bernard Grasset:

    The chimerical pursuit of perfection is always linked to some important deficiency, frequently the inability to love.

  2. Tina Smith:

    Everyone knows you can't learn or perform well when you are hungry. We need to support students in Minnesota and across the country by ensuring that kids are not humiliated because of an inability to pay for lunch.

  3. Anthony Davis:

    The real danger for these groups is their chronic inability to present a united front, which historically has allowed Myanmar’s military to divide and rule or spin out negotiations indefinitely.

  4. Jody Farley-Berens:

    Making ends meet is insurmountable, there are so many doctors' appointments, copays, surgeries, prescriptions. And then the inability to work -- any savings that there may have been is gone very quickly.

  5. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton:

    The federal government's stated inability to run effective background checks on these refugees, entering the United States from one of the world's most potent hotbeds of terrorism, puts all Texans at risk.

Images & Illustrations of inability

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