incapacity

[ in-kuh-pas-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF incapacity

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Perhaps Anna's incapacity, which had always annoyed her, had been physical.

A method of distinction so cheap that fools employ it to accentuate their incapacity.

A man of defeats and of incapacity to be thus worshipped as a hero!

It is incapacity to imagine, still less to shape, the yet unknown.

This has been an irremediable evil, as well as my incapacity to draw.

This lack of perception, this incapacity for enjoyment of the beautiful, is vulgarity.

His appointments to office were marked by favoritism and incapacity.

But as for incapacity, I do not feel that; and I shall not say what I do not feel.

But his incapacity to understand it is mixed with a certain awe.

Besides, the laziness and incapacity of the negro had been more than he could endure.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from French incapacité (16c.), from Medieval Latin incapacitatem (nominative incapacitas), from Late Latin incapax (genitive incapacis) "incapable," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + Latin capax "capable," literally "able to hold much," from capere "to take" (see capable). Often used 17c. as a legal term referring to inability to take, receive, or deal with in some way.

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