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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.


See alsoincompetent

Attributecapability, capability, capableness, capableness, potentiality


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

SamplesIncapable of solution.

Similarinsusceptible, unsusceptible


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

SamplesSimply incapable of lying.


4. incapable not meeting requirements

SamplesUnequal to the demands put upon him.

Synonymsincompetent, unequal to

Similarinadequate, unequal

Antonymsadequate, equal

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