Synonyms and Antonyms of capability

  1. 1 a skill, an ability, or knowledge that makes a person able to do a particular job <the nature of the tasks to which you are assigned will depend on your capabilities> Synonyms qualification, credentials, goods, stuffRelated Words command, expertise, know-how, mastership, mastery, proficiency; ability, capacity, competence, competency, facility, faculty; aptitude, endowment, flair, genius, gift, knack, talent; forte, long suit, métier (also metier), specialism, speciality, specialty, strong suit; fitness, suitability, suitableness; makings, potentiality

  2. 2 the physical or mental power to do something <the natural capability some people seem to have for teaching> Synonyms ability, capableness, capacity, competence, competency, facultyRelated 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

  3. 3 something that can develop or become actual <there are great capabilities in the property, either as a bed-and-breakfast or as a private home> Synonyms potential, eventuality, possibility, potentiality, prospectRelated Words likelihood, probability; latency, potencyNear Antonyms actuality, reality; certainty

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