Capability and Inadequacy


Capability noun - The physical or mental power to do something.
Usage example: the natural capability some people seem to have for teaching

Inadequacy is an antonym for capability.

Nearby Words: capacity, capable, capably


Inadequacy noun - The lack of sufficient ability, power, or means.
Usage example: tried to blame others in order to hide the inadequacy of his leadership

Capability is an antonym for inadequacy.

Nearby Words: inadequate, inadequately

How words are described

physical physical capability physical inadequacy
intellectual intellectual capability intellectual inadequacy
personal personal capability personal inadequacy
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Inadequacy and Capability. (2016). Retrieved 2023, June 08, from
Capability & Inadequacy. N.p., 2016. Web. 08 Jun. 2023. <>.
Inadequacy or Capability. 2016. Accessed June 08, 2023.
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