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Pronunciation:  `disu'bilitee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"

DISABILITY is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: disablement, handicap, impairment
 See Also: amputation, anorgasmia, astasia, bad condition, bandy legs, bow leg, bow legs, bowleg, descensus, disability of walking, dysomia, genu valgum, genu varum, hearing impairment, hearing loss, hypesthesia, hypoesthesia, knock-knee, pigeon toes, poor shape, prolapse, prolapsus, tibia valga, tibia vara, unfitness, vision defect, visual defect, visual disorder, visual impairment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis`a*bil"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Disabilities}.
1. State of being disabled; deprivation or want of ability;
   absence of competent physical, intellectual, or moral
   power, means, fitness, and the like.

         Grossest faults, or disabilities to perform what was
         covenanted.                           --Milton.

         Chatham refused to see him, pleading his disability.

2. Want of legal qualification to do a thing; legal
   incapacity or incompetency.

         The disabilities of idiocy, infancy, and coverture.

Syn: Weakness; inability; incompetence; impotence;
     incapacity; incompetency; disqualification.

Usage: -- {Disability}, {Inability}. Inability is an inherent
       want of power to perform the thing in question;
       disability arises from some deprivation or loss of the
       needed competency. One who becomes deranged is under a
       disability of holding his estate; and one who is made
       a judge, of deciding in his own case. A man may
       decline an office on account of his inability to
       discharge its duties; he may refuse to accept a trust
       or employment on account of some disability prevents
       him from entering into such engagements.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have a disability indicates that you are experiencing a lowered self-esteem. You have lost your power or direction in life. Perhaps you are not utilizing your full potential and skills. Consider the symbolism of the part of your body that is disabled.
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