HyperDic: incapable

English > 4 senses of the word incapable:
ADJECTIVEallincapable(followed by 'of') lacking capacity or ability
allincapablenot being susceptible to or admitting of something (usually followed by 'of')
allincapable(followed by 'of') not having the temperament or inclination for
allincapable, incompetent, unequal tonot meeting requirements
incapable > pronunciation
Soundsihnkey'pahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > incapable: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(followed by 'of') lacking capacity or ability.
Examples
  • "incapable of carrying a tune"
  • "he is incapable of understanding the matter"
  • "incapable of doing the work"
Attribute ofcapability, capablenessThe quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
capability, capableness, potentialityAn aptitude that may be developed
Narrowerunable(usually followed by 'to') lacking necessary physical or mental ability
See alsoincompetentnot qualified or suited for a purpose
Oppositecapable(usually followed by 'of') having capacity or ability
Spanishincapaz
Catalanincapaç
Nounsincapabilitythe quality of not being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
incapablenesslack of potential for development
English > incapable: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot being susceptible to or admitting of something (usually followed by 'of').
Example"incapable of solution"
Broaderunsusceptible, insusceptiblenot susceptible to
Spanishincapaz
Nounsincapabilitythe quality of not being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
English > incapable: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(followed by 'of') not having the temperament or inclination for.
Example"simply incapable of lying"
Oppositecapable(followed by 'of') having the temperament or inclination for
Spanishincapaz
Catalanincapaç
Nounsincapabilitythe quality of not being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
English > incapable: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningnot meeting requirements.
Synonymsincompetent, unequal to
Broaderinadequate, unequalLacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
Spanishinadecuado, incapaz, incompetente
Catalaninadequat, incapaç, incompetent
Nounsincapabilitythe quality of not being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally

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