incapability


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in·ca·pa·ble

 (ĭn-kā′pə-bəl)
adj.
1.
a. Lacking the necessary ability, capacity, or power: incapable of carrying a tune; incapable of love.
b. Unable to perform adequately; incompetent: an incapable administrator.
2. Not susceptible to action or treatment: a unique feat, incapable of duplication.
3. Law
a. Not meeting the physical and mental requirements imposed by law for the performance of a particular task.
b. Not meeting the requirements necessary for proper legal functioning: a contract provision incapable of being enforced.

in·ca′pa·bil′i·ty, in·ca′pa·ble·ness n.
in·ca′pa·bly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incapability - lack of potential for development
inaptitude - a lack of aptitude
capableness, potentiality, capability - an aptitude that may be developed
2.incapability - the quality of not being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
inability, unfitness - lacking the power to perform
incapacity - lack of physical or natural qualifications
capability, capableness - the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally; "he worked to the limits of his capability"
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incapability

noun
1. Lack of ability or capacity:
2. The condition or state of being incapable of accomplishing or effecting anything:
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Translations
عَدَم مَقدِرَه ، عَجْز
neschopnost
uduelighed
óhæfni, vangeta

incapability

[ɪnˌkeɪpəˈbɪlɪtɪ] Nincapacidad f
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incapability

[ɪnˌkeɪpəˈbɪlɪti] nincapacité f
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incapability

nUnfähigkeit f, → Unvermögen nt(of doing sth etw zu tun)
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incapability

[ɪnˌkeɪpəˈbɪlɪtɪ] nincapacità
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incapable

(inˈkeipəbl) adjective
(with of) not able (to do something). incapable of learning anything.
inˌcapaˈbility noun
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References in classic literature ?
In approaching Henry, she showed a strange incapability of calculating her distances--she struck against the table near which he happened to be sitting.
In his impatience to consult the one authority competent to decide the question of Arnold's position toward Anne, he had sided with Sir Patrick, as a means of ridding himself of the unwelcome presence of his friends--and he had defeated his own purpose, thanks to his own brutish incapability of bridling himself in the pursuit of it.
Thousands of the young gentlemen, devoted to the favorite pursuits of the present time, will get through existence with no worse consequences to themselves than a coarse tone of mind and manners, and a lamentable incapability of feeling any of those higher and gentler influences which sweeten and purify the lives of more cultivated men.
But, at last, I think she begins to know me: I don't perceive the silly smiles and grimaces that provoked me at first; and the senseless incapability of discerning that I was in earnest when I gave her my opinion of her infatuation and herself.
Having satisfied herself on this point, she had no resource but to leave the rest to the natural incapability of retaining impressions -- unless those impressions were perpetually renewed -- which was one of the characteristic infirmities of her companion's weak mind.
"Just as he was, his mind perfectly clear, but the same incapability of moving or speaking."
Lack of resources, the incapability of the city government caused water drainage issues, making the power network vulnerable in many areas.
Lack of resources, incapability of city government caused water drainage issues also making the power network vulnerable in many areas.
Adjunct Professor, Dr Amrik Singh pointed out that the problem of South Asian countries lies is their incapability to comprehend their colonial past and build a political system that provides opportunities to all its citizens so that they realise their full potential.
Addressing on the occasion, the leaders said that the present government is victimizing the opposition leaders to hide its incapability. NAB is being used for the political victimization because it is providing relief to the members of the PTI and their supporters.
She said the nation beside its leadership was paying the price of incapability and insensitivity of the opposition with patience and courage.
The PML-N leader said that PM Imran will have to answer to Shehbaz Sharif about his incapability. PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif returned to the country early Sunday after spending seven weeks in London.