: the quality or state of being incapable; especially : lack of physical or intellectual power or of natural or legal qualifications
Examples of INCAPACITY
- I'm aware of my weaknesses and incapacities.
- <her entrenched incapacity for decision-making doesn't make her a very good boss>
Origin of INCAPACITY
from Middle French, from in-
First Known Use: 1611
Related to INCAPACITY
- impotence, inadequacy, incapability, inability, incompetence, incompetency, ineptitude, insufficiency, powerlessness
- ability, adequacy, capability, capacity, competence, competency, potency
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