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incapacity

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishincapacityin‧ca‧pa‧ci‧ty /ˌɪnkəˈpæsəti/ noun [singular, uncountable] formal  WEAKlack of the ability to do things or to do something temporary incapacity through illnessmental/physical/intellectual etc incapacity Evidence of his mental incapacity was never produced in court.incapacity to do something The main problem is the author’s incapacity to convey his ideas.
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incapacityThe food crisis was not the result of any incapacity by the Soviet Union to grow enough food to feed its population.Was it not uneconomic to employ older workers whose apparent competence simply masked inevitably growing incapacity?Even as he sensed his incapacity to make such a choice, it was made for him.mental incapacityThis subsection makes provision for the death, bankruptcy or incapacity of a licence-holder during the currency of a licence.They were convinced of the incapacity of the free market significantly to diminish poverty and inequality.It is in respect of property and contract that the incapacity of infancy has its most general operation.This incapacity is a one-sided one.It would be a mistake to regard the condition of infancy as one of uniform incapacity throughout and for all purposes.incapacity to do somethingCossiga commented publicly on Galloni's apparent incapacity to handle complex Mafia and drug-trafficking investigations.Even as he sensed his incapacity to make such a choice, it was made for him.Dissatisfied with its incapacity to make councils cut spending, the government adopted a final sanction - rate capping.She had found a cause, and the cause wasn't yet debased by her own incapacity to believe.
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