Definitions for incapableɪnˈkeɪ pə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ca•pa•bleɪnˈkeɪ pə bəl(adj.)

  1. not having the necessary ability, qualification, or strength to perform some specified act or function.

  2. lacking ordinary capability.

  3. legally unqualified.

    Category: Law

Origin of incapable:

1585–95; < LL

in•ca′pa•bly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incapable(adj)

    (followed by `of') lacking capacity or ability

    "incapable of carrying a tune"; "he is incapable of understanding the matter"; "incapable of doing the work"

  2. incapable(p)(adj)

    not being susceptible to or admitting of something (usually followed by `of')

    "incapable of solution"

  3. incapable(adj)

    (followed by `of') not having the temperament or inclination for

    "simply incapable of lying"

  4. incapable, incompetent, unequal to(p)(adj)

    not meeting requirements

    "unequal to the demands put upon him"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. incapable(adjective)ɪnˈkeɪ pə bəl

    not able

    He's incapable of cooking the most basic dish.; incapable of logical thought

Wiktionary

  1. incapable(Adjective)

    Not being capable (of doing something); unable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incapable(adj)

    wanting in ability or qualification for the purpose or end in view; not large enough to contain or hold; deficient in physical strength, mental or moral power, etc.; not capable; as, incapable of holding a certain quantity of liquid; incapable of endurance, of comprehension, of perseverance, of reform, etc

  2. Incapable(adj)

    not capable of being brought to do or perform, because morally strong or well disposed; -- used with reference to some evil; as, incapable of wrong, dishonesty, or falsehood

  3. Incapable(adj)

    not in a state to receive; not receptive; not susceptible; not able to admit; as, incapable of pain, or pleasure; incapable of stain or injury

  4. Incapable(adj)

    unqualified or disqualified, in a legal sense; as, a man under thirty-five years of age is incapable of holding the office of president of the United States; a person convicted on impeachment is thereby made incapable of holding an office of profit or honor under the government

  5. Incapable(adj)

    as a term of disgrace, sometimes annexed to a sentence when an officer has been cashiered and rendered incapable of serving his country

  6. Incapable(noun)

    one who is morally or mentally weak or inefficient; an imbecile; a simpleton


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

incapable(adjective)

(with of ) not able (to do something)

incapable of learning anything.

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