What does incapable mean?

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ɪnˈkeɪ pə bəlin·ca·pable

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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"

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Incapable

    in-kāp′a-bl, adj. not capable: insufficient, unable: lacking mental capacity: unconscious of: helplessly drunk: disqualified.—n. one lacking capacity.—n. Incapabil′ity.—adv. Incap′ably.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. incapable

    A term of disgrace, frequently annexed to military sentences, when an officer has been cashiered by the sentence of a general court-martial, and rendered incapable of ever serving his country in either a civil or military capacity.

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How to say incapable in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incapable in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incapable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of incapable in a Sentence

  1. Heinz Patzelt:

    It's not that Austria cannot do it. Austria is incapable of organizing itself in a way that's dignified for humans.

  2. John Oliver:

    Here’s the problem. It increasingly seems like, if Donald Trump loses, we are not going to get the concession speech that the country badly needs, because Donald Trump is medically incapable of accepting that Donald Trump is Donald Trump, so we need to find a way for Donald Trump to give a concession speech, while Donald Trump’s still able to claim that Donald Trump won something.

  3. Van Huss:

    I don’t trust the University of Tennessee to fix this, i don’t want to micromanage the university, but when they have shown again and again and again that they are incapable of fixing it on their own – I’ve got to step in.

  4. Constantin Stanislavski:

    A true priest is aware of the presence of the altar during every moment that he is conducting a service. It is exactly the same way that a true artist should react to the stage all the time he is in the theater. An actor who is incapable of this feeling will never be a true artist.

  5. Bozo Petrov:

    A new election is much cheaper than an incapable government.

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