What does unable mean?

Definitions for unable
ʌnˈeɪ bəlun·able

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unable(adj)

    (usually followed by `to') not having the necessary means or skill or know-how

    "unable to get to town without a car"; "unable to obtain funds"

  2. unable(p)(adj)

    (usually followed by `to') lacking necessary physical or mental ability

    "dyslexics are unable to learn to read adequately"; "the sun was unable to melt enough snow"

  3. ineffective, ineffectual, unable(adj)

    lacking in power or forcefulness

    "an ineffectual ruler"; "like an unable phoenix in hot ashes"

Wiktionary

  1. unable(Adjective)

    Not able; lacking a certain ability.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unable(adj)

    not able; not having sufficient strength, means, knowledge, skill, or the like; impotent' weak; helpless; incapable; -- now usually followed by an infinitive or an adverbial phrase; as, unable for work; unable to bear fatigue

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unable

    un-ā′bl, adj. not able: not having sufficient strength, power, or skill: weak: impotent.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1600

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3582

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unable' in Adjectives Frequency: #205

How to pronounce unable?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say unable in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unable in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of unable in a Sentence

  1. Andr Gide:

    Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.

  2. South Korea:

    The North Koreans have made several statements challenging Moon to move forward, but obviously the situation has left Seoul unable to do so.

  3. White House:

    In light of some recent development, I am unable to attend today’s ceremony, as I am attending to some personal family matters.

  4. Boeing Co:

    If we are unable to obtain sufficient orders and/or market, production and other risks can not be mitigated, we could record additional losses that may be material, and it is reasonably possible that we could decide to end production of the 747.

  5. Pavel Durov:

    As a result, we've also been unable to fully comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for our EU-users by the deadline of May 25, 2018. We are continuing our efforts to resolve the situation.

Images & Illustrations of unable

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