(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"
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
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.
The numerical value of incapable in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of incapable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of incapable in a Sentence
The musical emotion springs precisely from the fact that at each moment the composer withholds or adds more or less than the listener anticipates on the basis of a pattern that he thinks he can guess, but that he is incapable of wholly divining. If the composer withholds more than we anticipate, we experience a delicious falling sensation; we feel we have been torn from a stable point on the musical ladder and thrust into the void. When the composer withholds less, the opposite occurs: he forces us to perform gymnastic exercises more skillful than our own.
I immediately said yes, it must be so different to live in a world where people assume that … you are inept or incapable of having a relationship, or maybe even don’t want one. That’s really contrary to my clinical practice and even all of the available relational research to date.
The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed.
It is unfortunate that my comments have been misconstrued as a categorical attack against people of Mexican heritage, i am friends with and employ thousands of people of Mexican and Hispanic descent. The American justice system relies on fair and impartial judges. All judges should be held to that standard. I do not feel that one’s heritage makes them incapable of being impartial, but, based on the rulings that I have received in the Trump University civil case, I feel justified in questioning whether I am receiving a fair trial.
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
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