incapable


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Related to incapable: profusely, requisite, relentlessly

in·ca·pa·ble

 (ĭn-kā′pə-bəl)
adj.
1.
a. Lacking the necessary ability, capacity, or power: incapable of carrying a tune; incapable of love.
b. Unable to perform adequately; incompetent: an incapable administrator.
2. Not susceptible to action or treatment: a unique feat, incapable of duplication.
3. Law
a. Not meeting the physical and mental requirements imposed by law for the performance of a particular task.
b. Not meeting the requirements necessary for proper legal functioning: a contract provision incapable of being enforced.

in·ca′pa·bil′i·ty, in·ca′pa·ble·ness n.
in·ca′pa·bly adv.

incapable

(ɪnˈkeɪpəbəl)
adj
1. (when: postpositive, often foll by of) not capable (of); lacking the ability (to)
2. powerless or helpless, as through injury or intoxication
3. (foll by: of) not susceptible (to); not admitting (of): a problem incapable of solution.
inˌcapaˈbility, inˈcapableness n
inˈcapably adv

in•ca•pa•ble

(ɪnˈkeɪ pə bəl)

adj.
1. not having the necessary ability, qualification, or strength to perform some specified act or function.
2. lacking ordinary capability.
3. legally unqualified.
[1585–95; < Late Latin]
in•ca`pa•bil′i•ty, in•ca′pa•ble•ness, n.
in•ca′pa•bly, adv.

incapable

  • impassible, impassable - Impassible is incapable of feeling or suffering; impassable is not capable of being passed.
  • impregnable - Means "incapable of being taken by force" (from French prendre, "seize").
  • indefatigable - Means "incapable of being wearied."
  • inimitable - Means "unique; incapable of being imitated."

incapable

If someone is incapable of doing something, they are unable to do it.

He was incapable of enjoying himself.
This woman sounds as if she is totally incapable of loving anyone.

You do not say that someone is 'incapable to do' something.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.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"
incompetent - not qualified or suited for a purpose; "an incompetent secret service"; "the filming was hopeless incompetent"
capable - (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability; "capable of winning"; "capable of hard work"; "capable of walking on two feet"
2.incapable - not being susceptible to or admitting of something (usually followed by `of'); "incapable of solution"
insusceptible, unsusceptible - not susceptible to
3.incapable - (followed by `of') not having the temperament or inclination for; "simply incapable of lying"
capable - (followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for; "no one believed her capable of murder"
4.incapable - not meeting requirements; "unequal to the demands put upon him"
inadequate, unequal - lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was unequal to the task"

incapable

adjective
1. incompetent, inadequate, insufficient, unfit, unfitted, ineffective, feeble, weak, inept, unqualified, inexpert, not up to something, not equal to something He lost his job allegedly for being incapable.
incompetent fit, expert, capable, qualified, sufficient, efficient, adequate, competent
2. unable, helpless, powerless, unfit, impotent He argued that he was mentally incapable.
incapable of
3. not capable of, unable to carry out He seemed to be a man incapable of violence.
4. not susceptible to, resistant to, impervious to, not admitting of The problem of recidivism is not incapable of solution.

incapable

adjective
1. Lacking capability:
2. Lacking the qualities, as efficiency or skill, required to produce desired results:
3. Not capable of accomplishing anything:
Translations
غَيْر قادِر عَلى
neschopný
kykenemätönkyvytön
nesposoban
óhæfur
negalintisnesugebantis
nespējīgs
nesposoben

incapable

[ɪnˈkeɪpəbl] ADJ
1. (= unable) to be incapable of doing sthser incapaz de hacer algo
she is incapable of harming anyonees incapaz de hacer daño a alguien
to be incapable of speech/movementquedarse sin habla/sin poder moverse, no poder hablar/moverse
a problem incapable of solutionun problema insoluble
he is incapable of shameno tiene vergüenza
2. (= incompetent) [worker] → incompetente
3. (= helpless) → inútil
he was drunk and incapableestaba totalmente borracho

incapable

[ɪnˈkeɪpəbəl] adj
to be incapable of doing sth → être incapable de faire qch
to be incapable of sth → être incapable de qch

incapable

adj
personunfähig; (physically) → hilflos; to be incapable of doing somethingunfähig or nicht imstande or nicht im Stande sein, etw zu tun, etw nicht tun können; she is physically incapable of lifting itsie ist körperlich nicht in der Lage, es zu heben; drunk and incapablevolltrunken; he was completely incapable (because drunk) → er war volltrunken; incapable of workingarbeitsunfähig; incapable of tendernesszu Zärtlichkeit nicht fähig; do it yourself, you’re not incapable (inf)mach es doch selbst, du bist nicht so hilflos
(form) incapable of proofnicht beweisbar; incapable of measurementnicht messbar; incapable of improvementnicht verbesserungsfähig; incapable of solutionunlösbar

incapable

[ɪnˈkeɪpəbl] adj incapable (of doing sth)incapace (di fare qc)
a question incapable of solution (frm) → un problema irrisolvibile or insolubile

incapable

(inˈkeipəbl) adjective
(with of) not able (to do something). incapable of learning anything.
inˌcapaˈbility noun

incapable

a. incapaz, inhábil, inservible.

incapable

adj incapaz
References in classic literature ?
He was incapable of considering how his actions might affect others or what the consequences of this or that action of his might be.
He is incapable of arguing, and is bewildered by Socrates to such a degree that he does not know what he is saying.
By being 'present in a subject' I do not mean present as parts are present in a whole, but being incapable of existence apart from the said subject.
Though I do not maintain positively that she understood all this distinctly; but she certainly did fully understand that I was a despicable man, and what was worse, incapable of loving her.
However gigantic and terrible an object this may appear when it approaches them, they are nevertheless incapable of seeing it at any distance; nay, though they have been ever so much alarmed and frightened when they have apprehended themselves in danger of dying, they are no sooner cleared from this apprehension than even the fears of it are erased from their minds.
Still less could Levin say that he was a knave, as Sviazhsky was unmistakably an honest, good-hearted, sensible man, who worked good-humoredly, keenly, and perseveringly at his work; he was held in high honor by everyone about him, and certainly he had never consciously done, and was indeed incapable of doing, anything base.
Sadly, sadly, the sun rose; it rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable of their directed exercise, incapable of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight on him, and resigning himself to let it eat him away.
They were not only opinionative, peevish, covetous, morose, vain, talkative, but incapable of friendship, and dead to all natural affection, which never descended below their grandchildren.
He did not belong with us, yet we were still so primitive ourselves that we were incapable of a cooperative effort strong enough to kill him or cast him out.
At the enunciation of the aspirate, Fuddy-Duddy, the incapable terrapin, came to a dead halt, and before the vowel had died away up the ravine had folded up all his eight legs and lain down in the dusty road, regardless of the effect upon his derned skin.
But if such an hypothesis be indeed exceptionable, there were still additional considerations which, though not so strictly according with the wildness of his ruling passion, yet were by no means incapable of swaying him.
they deified the crocodile of the nile, because the crocodile is tongueless; and the Sperm Whale has no tongue, or as least it is so exceedingly small, as to be incapable of protrusion.