incapacity

Part of speech: noun

Lack of capacity; incapability.

Part of speech: noun

Want of competency.

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Usage examples "incapacity":

  1. His habit of destroying his own works, however, had nothing to do with any sense of failure or incapacity. - "Since C├ęzanne", Clive Bell.
  2. Nor could he doubt that, whether from wrong theories, incapacity, or culpable indifference, she must have taken very bad measures indeed with her young pupil. - "David Elginbrod", George MacDonald.
  3. Martin's smile was happily concealed by the darkness; his wife and her sister had both grown stout steadily as they grew older, but each insisted upon the other's greater magnitude and consequent incapacity for quick movement. - "A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches", Sarah Orne Jewett.