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Definition of the noun inability

What does inability mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: inabilities

  1. lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something
  2. lacking the power to perform
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of inability: unfitness
    • antonym of inability: ability
    • more generic word: quality = an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • more specific words:

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Google preview9784904925034_kakumeie_content.pdf

is a digital animal with continuation inability is the triangle of “male- oriented society” which is pinnacle and “religion and science” and “the society of dual structure of ruler and ruled, and succession and inheritance discriminatory system”.

Google previewA dissertation concerning Liberty and Necessity; containing Remarks on the Essays of S. West, etc (1797)

by Jonathan EDWARDS (the Younger, D.D., President of Union College, Schenectady.), Samuel WEST (Minister at New Bedford, Mass.)

Inability is the reverfe of neceffity.

Google previewThe Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review (1843)

by Charles Hodge

Inability is the reverse of necessity, and is natural or moral according as the necessity to which it stands opposed is natural or moral. Thus as every act of the will is necessary by a moral necessity, or a previous certainty of its being put forth , ...

Google previewThe Works of Jonathan Edwards, D.D. (1842)

Late President of Union College. With a Memoir ... by Jonathan Edwards, Tryon Edwards

Inability is the reverse of necessity. , Now Dr. West tells us, that this “is a distinction without a difi'erence.”1j But if the terms connected in these cases be different, as President Edwards supposes; if in one case “the cause, with which the effect is ...

Google previewStart Now Career Guide

A comprehensive career education program designed to help you find a position in today's challenging employment market. by Jeannine Aull

Learn To Talk About Yourself Comfortably Perhaps the biggest obstacle to interviewing effectively is the inability to talk about yourself comfortably. This inability is a conditioned process and is regarded as the major reason people undersell ...

Google previewINS Dictionary of Neuropsychology (1999)

by David W. Loring, Kimford J. Meador

An inability to copy or assemble items in two- or threedimensional space. Constructional apraxia differs from other forms of apraxia in that it is not a motor deficit but rather reflects visual-constructional impairment. Consequently, it is frequently ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Donald Venes, MD

Inability to swallow. aphakia, aphacia (a-fa'ké-a, a-fa'sé-a) [lan- + phaco-l] Absence of the crystalline lens of the eye. aphakic, aphacic (a-fa'kik, a-fa'sik), adj.

Google previewMental Health and Mental Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being [3 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being by Len Sperry

The degree of impairment can range from having difficulty remembering words to having the inability to speak, read, or write. Symptoms can be mild or severe. When the symptoms are severe, communication may be nearly impossible.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stress: A-D (2000)

The survivor may also experience a more generalized feeling of wanting to shut out the world, which is manifested by a feeling of emotional numbness and an inability to connect with others. Finally, the trauma survivor may experience a range ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Health. 2 Vol. (2008)

by Wilhelm Kirch

Definition Infecundity refers to the inability of a woman to conceive a viable ▷ pregnancy or of a man to impregnate a woman. Cross-References ▷ Infertility ...

Google previewINS Dictionary of Neuropsychology and Clinical Neurosciences (2015)

by David W. Loring, Stephen Bowden

Graphomotor apraxia An inability to draw and write despite nearly normal capacity to hold and manipulate a pen or pencil and a normal capacity to process *graphemes as symbolic entities (e.g., preserved ability to spell aloud and use ...

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Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity. (Sigmund Freud)
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Scrabble value of I1N1A1B3I1L1I1T1Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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