noun, plural a·bil·i·ties.
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Origin of ability
synonym study for ability
OTHER WORDS FROM abilitysub·a·bil·i·ty, noun, plural sub·a·bil·i·ties.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH abilityability , capacity
Definition for ability (2 of 2)
Origin of -ability
How to use ability in a sentence
To judge her acting abilities for yourself, check out her videos on YouTube for “Sex Shooter.”Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’|Jennie Yabroff|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I have learned a lot about productions and the abilities I have in this realm.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Again, an actress whose abilities are unquestionable, but she's not exactly British.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are not locked into the whims of those more powerful, because their knowledge and abilities open doors.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More|Paula Kweskin|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Officially, the White House had nothing but plaudits for Hagel and his abilities running the enormous Defense Department.Hagel Takes a Bullet for Obama: Inside the Defense Secretary’s Sudden Firing|Shane Harris, Tim Mak|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The great abilities which enable a man to win and hold such a position as his fired my fancy.
Clearly his business abilities were great; his reforms were bold and drastic, and success attended his efforts.
Mr. Addison, whose abilities no man can doubt, was from diffidence totally unable to speak in the house.
John Dickinson saw the matter in the same light, a light which his superior abilities enabled him to portray in more lurid colors.
Mr. Alsop was thought to be of good heart, but unequal, as Mr. Scott affirmed, "to the trust in point of abilities."