Definitions for incapable
ɪnˈkeɪ pə bəlin·ca·pable
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word incapable.
(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)adjective
not meeting requirements
"unequal to the demands put upon him"
Not being capable (of doing something); unable.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: incapable, Fr. in and capable.
Incapable and shallow innocents!
You cannot guess who caus'd your father's death. William Shakespeare.
Wilmot, when he saw Goring put in the command, thought himself incapable of reparation. Edward Hyde.
Is not your father grown incapable
Of reasonable affairs? Is he not stupid
With age? William Shakespeare, Winter's Tale.
Their lands are almost entirely taken from them, and they are rendered incapable of purchasing any more. Jonathan Swift.
Incapable refers to the lack of ability, capacity or means to do something or to perform a specific task or role. It may also reflect a lack of personal qualities or characteristics necessary for a certain job or activity.
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
Those who give too much attention to trifling things become generally incapable of great things.
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.
Gov. Christie is a very articulate guy which is probably why Donald Trump had to bring him on to his campaign, clearly Donald Trump is incapable of explaining any of his ideas for the future of this country, he's incapable of explaining what's hiding in his tax return.
That's a pretty serious problem. I don't want someone incapable of learning foreign policy when we have ISIS, when we have Iran, when we have all of these problems, when the New York Times says, from his top adviser and a couple of others, he's essentially incapable of learning foreign policy, I mean that's pretty sad.
Operations will continue tomorrow. As a result, the group of kiddies who think they are 'the finest' will be proven incapable.
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