Capability and Skill


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

Skill is a synonym for capability in fitness topic. In some cases you can use "Skill" instead a noun "Capability", when it comes to topics like competence, ability to perform.
Nearby Words: capacity, capable, capably
Synonyms for Capability


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Skill noun – Subtle or imaginative ability in inventing, devising, or executing something.
Capability is a synonym for skill in fitness topic. You can use "Capability" instead a noun "Skill", if it concerns topics such as expertise.
Nearby Words: skilled, skillfully, skilful, skilly
Synonyms for Skill

How words are described

high high capability high skill
physical physical capability physical skill
full full capability full skill
low low capability low skill
Other adjectives: equal, similar, natural, offensive, powerful, actual, real, superior, little, decent, innate, new, unique, less, amazing, greater, magical.

Both words in one sentence

  • Mildly Military Among other things, it had a Private being promoted to Sergeant on his first day out of boot camp, when he showed no exceptional skill or capability worth promoting him.
  • Shogun in the same game have similarly impressive Strength, but their ability to Dual Wield reduces their capability of equipping armor and their attack-boosting skill also reduces their defense.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer In Shaolin Kung Fu, it is often skill and physical capability rather than technique that decides a fight.
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