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[ɐbˈɪlətˌɪ], [ɐbˈɪlətˌɪ], [ɐ_b_ˈɪ_l_ə_t_ˌɪ]

Synonyms for Ability:

skill (noun)

acuity, adeptness, adroitness, aptitude, artfulness, capability, competence, craft, cunning, deftness, dexterity, experience, expertise, facility, flair, genius, knack, know-how, mastery, proficiency, skill, talent, technique.

Other synonyms and related words:

Clear-sightedness, Equippable Abilities, Inexpertness, Intellectuality, Masterliness, Mooncalf, Percipience, Sageness, Weak-minded, abilities, able, ableness, absolutely, abstracted, accomplished, accomplishment, accuracy, ace, achievement, acquirement, active, active ingredient, activity, acumen, acuteness, address, adept, adequacy, adequate, afford, agileness, agility, airmanship, alacrity, all-around, apcleverness, apparently, apposite, apt, aptness, area, armory, art, artful, artifice, artisanship, artistry, assertively, asset, association of ideas, assuredly, astuteness, awkward, awkwardness, baby, background, backward, badly, bag, baron, be able, be able to, be allowed to, bemused, benign, bent, bias, big businessman, birdbrained, bless, blockhead, blockheaded, blunderer, bore, brain, brains, bravura, bridge player, bright, brilliance, brilliant man, brisk, bumble, bumbling, bump, bungler, buoyancy, bury, business leader, caliber, calibrate, calibre, can, canniness, canny, capable, capableness, capacity, capacity for, capital, catalogue, celerity, certain, certainly, chump, claim to fame, clearly, clever, cleverness, clod, clothe, cockeyed, cogency, cogitative faculties, cognitive faculties, cognitive powers, comer, command, compass, competency, competent, completely, comprehension, concentration, conception, condition, confidently, consciousness, consecrate, consume, contribute, control, coordination, correct, cowardly, craftiness, craftsmanship, crazy, creative, creativeness, creativity, credit balance, credit side, culture, cup of tea, curiosa felicitas, dash, deal, decidedly, decisively, decorum, decrepit, definitely, deft, delicate, deplete, determinedly, device, devices, dexterous, dexterousness, dextrousness, dimwit, dimwitted, ding-dong, diplomacy, diplomatic, dippy, direction, disable, discreet, discrimination, discursive faculties, disposable resources, disposition, distinctly, distrait, dizzy, do one's best, docile, doctrinaire, dogmatically, dolt, doltish, donate, dower, dowry, ductile, dull, dumb, dumbo, dummkopf, dunce, earnestly, ease, easily, easiness, easy, effect, effectiveness, effeminate, efficacy, efficiency, effortlessness, elastic, eligibility, eligible, eloquence, emphatically, empty-headed, enablement, endow, endowment, endurance, energetic, energy, entirely, equipment, equity capital, evidently, exactly, excellence, experienced, expertise skill, expertism, expertness, exponent, eye, facultative, faculties, faculty, fatuous, feat, feeble, feeble-minded, feel, felicity, field, finesse, finish, firmly, fitness, fittedness, fittingness, flexible, fluency, fluidity, foolish, foolishness, foozler, force, forte, freedom, frivolous, frothy, fully, funds, furnish, gander, genius for, genuinely, get, gift, gifted person, give, good, goods, goose, grace, grasp, gravely, great power, greenness, grip, gumption, habilitation, half-witted, hand, handiness, handiwork, handwriting, hang, have got, head, heavy-handed, helping hand, helpless, hired hand, hired man, horsemanship, humble, idealist, ignorance, ill-chosen, imagination, imaginativeness, imbecile, impart, impolitic, impotent, inability, inadequate, inappropriate, inapt, incapability, incapacity, inclination, incompetence, incompetency, incompetent, indeed, independence, independency, index, ineffectual, inefficient, ineptitude, inexperience, infelicitous, influence, ingenious, ingeniousness, ingenuity, innovative, innovatory, insanity, instinct, intellect, intellection, intellectual faculties, intellectual powers, intelligence, intelligent, intuition, invention, inventiveness, invest, it, jerky, judgement, judgment, just now, keen, keenness, kicker, king, klutzy, knowhow, knowing, knowledge, knowledgeable, leadership, leaning, lend, lenient, letter of authority, lightly, limitation, long suit, loony, loopy, lout, lug, lummox, lump, lumpish, mad, magnate, major power, makings, mandate, manus, marksmanship, masterfulness, mastership, maturity, means, meatball, meek, merit, method, methodic, metier, might, mightiness, mild, mind, mind for, mindless, mitt, mogul, moron, mother wit, multifaceted, natural abilities, natural endowment, natural gift, neat, nerd, nimbleness, nincompoop, nonprofessional, nonsense, nose, observation, offer, office, old-timer, only if, orderly, original story, originality, panache, partiality, particular activity adeptness, parts, paw, perception, perceptiveness, percipiency, peremptorily, performance, perspicacious, perspicacity, physical assistance, physical strength, piece of apparatus, pizzazz, pliable, polish, politic, poor in quality, positively, possibility, potency, potential, potentiality, power, power of attorney, powerfulness, powers, practical ability, practiced, predilection, predisposition, prejudice, preoccupied, preparedness, proclivity, productivity, professional skill, professionalism, promise, propensity, property, provide, prowess, puissance, qualification, qualifications, qualifiedness, quality, quick, quickness, rationality, rawness, reach, readiness, really, reason, reasoning faculties, recourse, recourses, resilience, resolutely, resort, resorts, resource, resourcefulness, resources, responsibility, right, right stuff, ripeness, rustic, savoir-faire, savvy, scheming, schmo, scholarship, scope, screwup, script, seamanship, seasoned, seasoning, secret, self-determination, self-government, self-reliance, sense, senses, seriously, severely, sharpness, showmanship, shrewd, shrewdness, silly, skilfulness, skillful, skillfulness, sleight, sleight of hand, slow, smartness, smatterer, smoothness, soft, softhead, softheaded, solidly, source material, speciality, specialization, specialty, speed, spend, sphere, sportsmanship, spry, stature, steadily, sternly, stock, strategy, strength, strong flair, strong point, strongly, stuff, stumble, stunt, style, subject, subtlety, sufficiency, suitability, suitable, suitableness, suitedness, superpower, supply, surely, susceptibility, swiftness, tact, tactful, tactfulness, talented person, talents, technic, technical brilliance, technical mastery, technical skill, tempering, tendency, the goods, the right stuff, thickheaded, thing, thinking principle, timing, tire, tomfool, top executive, touch, trade, trick, trim, truly, turn, turn for, tycoon, unable, undemonstrated, understanding, undiplomatic, unearthly, unequal, unfit, unfortunate, unhappy, uninitiate, unintelligent, unpolitic, unproved, unskillful, unsuitable, untactful, unversed, unwaveringly, up-and-comer, utopian, vacate, validity, vantage ground, various, versatile, versed, vet, vigor, vigorously, virtuosity, visionary, washed-up, way, ways, ways and means, weak, wherewith, wherewithal, wily, wisdom, wit, wits, wizard, wizardry, workmanship, world power, yokel, zaniness, zany.

Rhymes for Ability:

  1. instability, futility, deniability, readability, applicability, tranquility, plausibility, sterility, senility, impossibility, mobility, probability, liability, maneuverability, permeability, motility, survivability, gentility, virility, infallibility, invincibility, malleability, vulnerability, profitability, fertility, predictability, inflexibility, possibility, reliability, legibility, unreliability, inability, respectability, susceptibility, eligibility, irresponsibility, compatibility, invisibility, sensibility, volatility, nobility, variability, unavailability, convertibility, invulnerability, fragility, immobility, infertility, palatability, stability, flexibility, dependability, feasibility, utility, responsibility, gullibility, inevitability, humility, comparability, believability, unprofitability, amiability, hostility, incivility, visibility, desirability, unpredictability, availability, suitability, irritability;
  2. debility, facility, civility, agility, ductility, docility;
  3. culpability, fallibility, credibility, capability, durability, disability;
  4. adaptability, acceptability, admissibility, advisability, accessibility;
  5. inaccessibility, indestructibility, incompatibility, comprehensibility;

Quotes for Ability:

  1. My best work is often almost unconscious and occurs ahead of my ability to understand it. Sam Abell.
  2. Prior to the PATRIOT Act, the ability of government agencies to share information with each other was limited, which kept investigators from fully understanding what terrorists might be planning and to prevent their attacks. Chris Chocola.
  3. I praise the Lord here today. I know that all my talent and all my ability comes from him, and without him I'm nothing and I thank him for his great blessing. Ernie Harwell.

Idioms of Ability:

  1. to the best of ability
  2. to the best of one's ability