Definition of ability


  • the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment. Antonyms: inability.
  • possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination". Synonyms: power. Antonyms: inability.

Related words

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Rhymes with ability

abc, actuality, actuary, adversity, agonizingly, almaty, anarchy, anti, antinomy, apogee, apologetically, apology, apostrophe, astilbe, beastly, briony, bumblebee, calliope, carefree, catchy.

End with ability

irrevocability, curability, deliverability, brushability, imponderability, decidability, affectability, agreeability, unworkability, unflappability, damageability, squeezability, obtainability, penetrability, rentability, inextricability, hypnotizability, attainability, palpability, amiability, ineffability, potability, meltability, ineradicability, readability, deniability, coagulability, hatchability, creditability, testability, friability, dissociability, conceivability, expandability, inability, inevitability, thermostability, deterrability, polarizability, presentability, and 307 more.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • ability is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 12 points
  • ability is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 12 points
  • ability is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 13 points
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