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ability

a·bil·i·ty

ability

 
pronunciation:
bI lih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: abilities
definition 1: the capacity or power to do something; quality of being able.
Most birds have the ability to fly.
synonyms:
capability, capacity, faculty, power
antonyms:
inability
similar words:
competence, energy, facility, force, genius, intelligence, potency, potential, qualification, reach, resource, speed, strength, talent, understanding, wit
definition 2: inherent skill or talent.
She has a good deal of ability as an ice skater.
synonyms:
aptitude, endowment, flair, gift, knack, talent
antonyms:
ineptitude
similar words:
adeptness, bent, dexterity, expertise, facility, forte, hand, inclination, instinct, mastery, proclivity, proficiency, propensity, qualification, reach, resource, skill, speed
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