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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inability  \In`a*bil"i*ty\,  n.  [Pref.  in-  not  +  ability:  cf  F. 
  inhabilet['e].  See  {Able},  and  cf  {Unable}.] 
  The  quality  or  state  of  being  unable;  lack  of  ability;  want 
  of  sufficient  power,  strength,  resources,  or  capacity. 
 
  It  is  not  from  an  inability  to  discover  what  they  ought 
  to  do  that  men  err  in  practice.  --Blair. 
 
  Syn:  Impotence;  incapacity;  incompetence;  weakness; 
  powerlessness;  incapability.  See  {Disability}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inability 
  n  1:  lack  of  ability  (especially  mental  ability)  to  do  something 
  [ant:  {ability}] 
  2:  lacking  the  power  to  perform  [syn:  {unfitness}]  [ant:  {ability}] 




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