ability

Synonyms

Word forms: xxx

Suitability, suitability, ability, ability, usability, efficiency, strength, quality

Adjective: worth, persist, assert, distinguish, persevere, test, be proficient, fulfill expectations

Increase: productivity, purposefulness

Similarly, diligence, hard-working, ambitious, powerful

German: Tüchtigkeit


word origin

From Middle High German “Tühtecheit” and “tuchtikeit” (11th century) = “strength, strength, hardiness, strength”

definition

Actively be suitable or suitable for something


description

Efficiency is first and foremost attributed to diligent individuals with special, qualitative skills.

The term describes a virtue that represents a certain affinity from a person to a concrete task.

The able-bodied person is extraordinarily skilled in certain areas and capable of carrying them out, but this does not necessarily mean that he is successful at the same time. A well-known ability is for example the driving ability. It describes that someone is capable (fundamentally qualified) of driving a vehicle safely but can not do it automatically in every situation.

The adjective proficient is used in word formations as word ending (so-called suffix) with corresponding attribute, e.g. able-bodied, functioning, business-savvy.


Quotes

 

“Ingratitude is always a kind of weakness, I have never seen good people being ungrateful.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28.08.1749 in Frankfurt / Main until 22.03.1832 in Weimar, ennobled 1782); one of the most important representatives of German poetry

“Efficiency, not birth, distinguishes people.”

Voltaire (actually François-Marie Arouet, 21.11.1694 in Paris until 30.05.1778 ibid); French philosopher and writer; one of the most widely read, influential authors of European, French and Enlightenment

“Only the unfortunate confess to the power of happiness, for the lucky ones attribute all their successes to wisdom and efficiency.”

Jonathan Swift (30.11.1667 in Dublin until 19.10.1745 ibid); Anglo-Irish writer and satirist of the early Enlightenment

“The talents are often not so unequal, in diligence and in character are the differences.”

Heinrich Theodor Fontane (30.12.1819 in Neuruppin until September 20, 1898 in Berlin); German writer; is considered a literary mirror of Prussia and most important German representative of realism


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