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English adjective: incapable

1. incapable (followed by `of') lacking capacity or ability


SamplesIncapable of carrying a tune.
He is incapable of understanding the matter.
Incapable of doing the work.


Similarunable


See alsoincompetent


Attributecapability, capability, capableness, capableness, potentiality


Antonymscapable

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


SamplesIncapable of solution.


Similarinsusceptible, unsusceptible


Antonymssusceptible

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


SamplesSimply incapable of lying.


Antonymscapable

4. incapable not meeting requirements


SamplesUnequal to the demands put upon him.


Synonymsincompetent, unequal to


Similarinadequate, unequal


Antonymsadequate, equal









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