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inabilitynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌɪn·əˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
a ​lack of ​ability to do something: [C usually sing] an inability to ​read and write
(Definition of inability from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inability”
in Korean 무능력…
in Arabic عَجز, قُصور…
in Malaysian tidak mampu…
in French incapacité…
in Russian неспособность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無能, 無力…
in Italian incapacità…
in Turkish kabiliyetsizlik, yetersizlik, güçsüzlük…
in Polish niemożność, nieumiejętność…
in Spanish incapacidad…
in Vietnamese sự bất tài…
in Portuguese incapacidade…
in Thai การไร้ความสามารถ…
in German die Unfähigkeit…
in Catalan incapacitat…
in Japanese できないこと…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无能, 无力…
in Indonesian ketidakmampuan…
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