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faculty

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of faculty

  1. 1 a natural ability of the mind or body <although they are well into their 80s, the mental faculties of this couple are as sharp as ever> Synonyms powerRelated Words function; capability, capacity; aptitude, endowment, flair, genius, gift, instinct, knack, talentNear Antonyms inability, incapability, incapacity; inaptitude, inaptness, ineptness

  2. 2 a special and usually inborn ability <even when he was still at a young age, John Singleton Copley's artistic faculties were readily recognizable> Synonyms aptitude, bent, endowment, talent, flair, genius, gift, head, knackRelated Words affinity, bias, disposition, habitude, impulse, inclination, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, turn; ear, eye, mind, nose; feel, hang, instinct, touch, way; capability, competence, facility, proficiency, skill; capacity, potential, power; forte, specialism, speciality, specialtyNear Antonyms disability, handicap, inability, incapacity; shortcoming, weakness

  3. 3 the physical or mental power to do something <the belief that if someone loses their sight, all of their other physical faculties are heightened> Synonyms capability, capableness, capacity, competence, competency, abilityRelated Words aptitude, aptness, endowment, equipment, facility, gift, knack, talent; address, adroitness, deftness, dexterity, hand, prowess, skill; gray matter, instinct, intelligence, ken, reason, understanding; might, potency, puissance, staying power, stuff; adequacy, effectiveness, effectualness, fitness, form, influence, resourcefulness, usefulness; means, resources, wherewithalNear Antonyms helplessness, impotence, paralysis, powerlessness, weakness; defectiveness, deficiency, inadequacy, inadequateness, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficaciousness, inefficacy, uselessness; debilitation, disablement, impairment, incapacitationAntonyms disability, inability, incapability, incapableness, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency, ineptitude, ineptness





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