Synonyms for Ability:

n.

gift, inability, potency, ineptitude, understanding, sense, bent, comprehension, head, what it takes, prowess, ingenuity, intelligence. sufficiency, background, artistry, eligibility, finesse, incompetence, finish, touch, quickness, knowledge, inexperience, savvy, tact, artifice, ignorance. command, art. ability (noun)
power.
cognition (noun)
power.
fitness (noun)
eligibility.
knowledge (noun)
expertise.
natural or acquired power in a (noun)
craft, bent, genius, mastery, ingenuity, flair, know-how, deftness, adroitness, savvy, gift, expertise, what it takes, proficiency, command, finesse, knack.
power to act, perform (noun)
capability, aptitude, comprehension, skill, competence, intelligence, talent, dexterity, facility, understanding.
sense (noun)
sense.
skill (noun)
artfulness, capability, adeptness, knack, craft, dexterity, proficiency, experience, aptitude, know-how, flair, competence, deftness, expertise, cunning, genius, talent, artifice, mastery, adroitness, touch, facility, acuity, skill, technique.

Other synonyms:

savvy, bent. incompetence, tact, gift, inexperience, prowess. command, quickness, understanding. sense, art. head. ability
intelligence.
adroitness
finesse.
capacity
what it takes.
inventiveness
ingenuity.
workmanship
artistry.
Other relevant words:
comprehension, potency, art, sense, command, quickness, bent, finesse, ineptitude, artifice, eligibility, incompetence, intelligence, power, inability, ingenuity, understanding, artistry, background, inexperience, tact, sufficiency, finish, prowess, knowledge, touch, savvy, gift, head.

Usage examples for ability

  1. I believe you doubt my ability but you need not. – Berenice by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. An old woman, who went by the name of Phakir's mother, took hold of the drum, and declared her ability to cure the Rajah's son. – Folk-Tales of Bengal by Lal Behari Day
  3. He trusted in a calm head, a quick judgment, an ability to read character. – Ronicky Doone by Max Brand