Ability and Inability


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Ability noun – The physical or mental power to do something.
Usage example: as a result of the accident the once-vigorous athlete lost the ability to walk

Inability is an antonym for ability in topics: capability, perform, natural or acquired power in a.
Nearby Word: able
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Inability noun – The lack of sufficient ability, power, or means.
Usage example: the apparent inability of young children to sit still

Ability is an antonym for inability in topics: incapability, skill.
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How words are described

human human ability human inability
good good ability good inability
physical physical ability physical inability
similar similar ability similar inability
Other adjectives: natural, poor, real, remarkable, inherent, new, general, apparent, strange, different, said.

Both words in one sentence

  • Genre-Busting Along the way it explores issues surrounding violence, the extinction of old cultures, the ability or inability of people to adapt to a changing world, and more.
    Source: Genre-Busting
  • Film / The Lost Weekend Whether the inability to write has exacerbated his drinking or his drinking has robbed him of the ability to write is unclear.
  • Creator / Ray Bradbury Several members of the Elliot family display vampire like characteristics such as the ability to shapeshift and the inability to be seen in mirrors.
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