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Definition of ableness word

  • noun ableness (uncountable, now, rare) Ability of body or mind; power; force; vigor. (First attested from around 1350 to 1470.). 1

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Parts of speech for Ableness


ableness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for ableness

noun ableness

  • knowledge — acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation; general erudition: knowledge of many things.
  • proficiency — the state of being proficient; skill; expertness: proficiency in music.
  • ability — Your ability to do something is the fact that you can do it.
  • adroitness — expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body.
  • aptness — inclined; disposed; given; prone: too apt to slander others.

Antonyms for ableness

noun ableness

  • ignorance — the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
  • inexpert — not expert; unskilled.
  • lack — something missing or needed: After he left, they really felt the lack.
  • impotence — the condition or quality of being impotent; weakness.
  • inability — lack of ability; lack of power, capacity, or means: his inability to make decisions.

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