lack ability

lack ability

adjective forceless, helpless, impotent, inadequate, inapt, incapable, ineffective, inept, inferior, not able, not equal to, not up to the task, powerless, unequipped, unfit, unqualified, unsuitable, untalented
Associated concepts: capacity, lack of legal ability to act
References in periodicals archive ?
30 Chelmsford This four-year-old has an inconsistent overall profile but doesn't lack ability and was rated as high as 101 after beating classy pair Toofi and Naadirr in the valuable Tattersalls Millions threeyear-old sprint at Newmarket in April last year.
We always get full-backs now who are very good offensively but a lot of them lack ability defensively and when you are a defender you are first of all a defender.
Over this time, more than 20 million low-income American youth will be out of work or underemployed, not because they lack ability, but because they don't have college degrees or appropriate skills and training," said Rick Dalton, President and CEO of College For Every Student.
During a recent presentation at the August 2014 meeting of the American Sociological Association in San Francisco, Rossi noted, "These girls under-perform academically not because they lack ability, or self-esteem or good teachers.
But it would be wrong to assume that Arabs lack ability and potential.
Miho Sugiyama, a 35-year-old Internet firm executive, said: "I can't vote for any opposition parties, which all lack ability to take action.
Today politics has become an 'abuse' and a strong feeling is getting roots that politicians are corrupt and lack ability deliver," he added.
Players may lack ability but no-one can come back at you if you work hard and fight for the cause.
26 (ANI): As the Taliban continues to advance and establish its writ in the newer areas of the country, the Pakistan Army has mysteriously failed to offer any resistance, thus compelling the United States to believe that they lack ability and capability and that they are a self-destructing force.
We certainly don't lack ability or agility with Chris and Craig.
Just because someone suffers from mental health problems does not mean they lack ability, talent or skills.
We know we lack ability in comparison with the other so-called big teams.