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What is the opposite of ability?

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Noun
Opposite of the quality or state of being able
“The problem with this old television is its inability to stream movies over the internet.”
Noun
Opposite of skill or talent
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“He was determined to make it as a pianist despite his incompetence in music.”
Noun
Opposite of mental aptitude
“The village idiot had a level of stupidity that was well known.”
Noun
Opposite of having sufficient or the required properties for a certain purpose or task
Noun
Opposite of knowledge acquired through study, experience, or being taught
“It is ok to admit ignorance as long as you are willing to seek the truth.”
Noun
Opposite of the ability or capacity needed for a particular purpose
Noun
Opposite of the process of growing up
“Her regression would begin with her experiencing fatigue and a general lack of energy.”
Noun
Opposite of a willingness to undertake new or risky projects
Noun
Opposite of power, strength, force or influence held by a person or group
“The Knight slashed back with his sword and Morglum laughed at the weakness of his blows.”
Noun
Opposite of the ability to use or control something
“There are cries of how lawyers and others have allegedly connived in the misapplication of justice.”
Noun
Opposite of the skill in, or practice of, achieving one's ends through underhanded means
“How much better to employ honesty, kindness, and patience to build up the men we love, rather than trample them in the pursuit of our selfish desires.”
Noun
Opposite of a document giving official permission
Noun
Opposite of the power of self-determination
“Because I was caught misbehaving, my parents have placed a restriction on the amount of time I can spend on the PlayStation this week.”
Noun
Opposite of mental ability
Noun
Opposite of decorative domestic objects made by hand
Pronoun
(colloquial) Opposite of a talent or quality that is difficult to specify
“Sorry to say, but you have nothing that we value.”
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