incapacity for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (ɪnkəpæsɪti)
uncountable noun [oft with poss, oft N to-inf]
The incapacityof a person, society, or system to do something is their inability to do it. [formal] ⇒ ...Europe's incapacity to take collective action. ⇒ Patients with no mental incapacity can refuse treatment.