incapacity


in·ca·pac·i·ty

noun \ˌin-kə-ˈpa-sə-tē, -ˈpas-tē\

: a lack or loss of the ability to do something in the usual or desired way

plural in·ca·pac·i·ties

Full Definition of INCAPACITY

:  the quality or state of being incapable; especially :  lack of physical or intellectual power or of natural or legal qualifications

Examples of INCAPACITY

  1. I'm aware of my weaknesses and incapacities.
  2. <her entrenched incapacity for decision-making doesn't make her a very good boss>

Origin of INCAPACITY

French incapacité, from Middle French, from in- + capacité capacity
First Known Use: 1611

Rhymes with INCAPACITY

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