Synonyms and Antonyms of ability
the physical or mental power to do something <as a result of the accident the once-vigorous athlete lost the ability to walk> Synonyms capability, capableness, capacity, competence, competency, faculty Related 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, wherewithal Near Antonyms helplessness, impotence, paralysis, powerlessness, weakness; defectiveness, deficiency, inadequacy, inadequateness, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficaciousness, inefficacy, uselessness; debilitation, disablement, impairment, incapacitation Antonyms disability, inability, incapability, incapableness, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency, ineptitude, ineptness
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