What does incapable mean?

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ɪnˈkeɪ pə bəlin·ca·pable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incapableadjective

    (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)adjective

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

    "incapable of solution"

  3. incapableadjective

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

    "simply incapable of lying"

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

    not meeting requirements

    "unequal to the demands put upon him"

Wiktionary

  1. incapableadjective

    Not being capable (of doing something); unable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incapableadjective

    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. Incapableadjective

    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. Incapableadjective

    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. Incapableadjective

    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. Incapableadjective

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

  6. Incapablenoun

    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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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. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The people of today are incapable of accomplishing most of their dreams because they are living according to the liking of the opposite gender.

  3. Donald Trump:

    He is incapable of doing that. He's incapable of it. And you know, he just won't be able to do that. But he does at least acknowledge that we're getting just absolutely ripped by China and all these other countries. So in that way, we're the same. I think a lot of his people are going to come over.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Until and unless you are insuperable (incapable of being surmounted) you will hardly get over any challenge. Yes! you've got to be insuperable in order to promptly overcome the challenges of life. -Emeasoba George

  5. High Court:

    Confidence cannot exist without trust, and trust cannot exist without assurance that partisan political positions incapable of being communicated with attribution will not be communicated anyhow under the cloak of anonymity.

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