Definitions for incapableɪnˈkeɪ pə bəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•ca•pa•bleɪnˈkeɪ pə bəl(adj.)
not having the necessary ability, qualification, or strength to perform some specified act or function.
lacking ordinary capability.
Origin of incapable:
1585–95; < LL
(followed by `of') lacking capacity or ability
"incapable of carrying a tune"; "he is incapable of understanding the matter"; "incapable of doing the work"
not being susceptible to or admitting of something (usually followed by `of')
"incapable of solution"
(followed by `of') not having the temperament or inclination for
"simply incapable of lying"
incapable, incompetent, unequal to(p)(adj)
not meeting requirements
"unequal to the demands put upon him"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
incapable(adjective)ɪnˈkeɪ pə bəl
He's incapable of cooking the most basic dish.; incapable of logical thought
Not being capable (of doing something); unable.
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
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
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
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
as a term of disgrace, sometimes annexed to a sentence when an officer has been cashiered and rendered incapable of serving his country
one who is morally or mentally weak or inefficient; an imbecile; a simpleton
Translations for incapable
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(with of ) not able (to do something)
incapable of learning anything.
- غَيْر قادِر عَلىArabic
- incapazPortuguese (BR)
- ude af stand tilDanish
- incapable (de)French
- לא מְסוּגָלHebrew
- tidak mampu, tidak bisaIndonesian
- incapace diItalian
- 할 수 없는Korean
- negalintis, nesugebantisLithuanian
- tidak mampuMalay
- niet in staat, onbekwaamDutch
- udugelig, ute av stand tilNorwegian
- ناوړ، نامناسب، نالايقPashto
- incapabil (de/să)Romanian
- oförmögen, odugligSwedish
- 無能力的Chinese (Trad.)
- нездатний, нездібнийUkrainian
- không có khả năngVietnamese
- 无能力的Chinese (Simp.)
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