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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Lack of power to do something.

Usage examples (27)
  • An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.
  • This inability is again demonstrated by your comment:
  • I do want to point out that a spokesperson for Ralph Lauren told us today they let her go because of what they called her inability to meet obligations under her contract.
  • Latin American inability to give correct directions as the hostel never appeared, but the rain did. for more
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