- The definition of incapable is not having the ability, strength or legal qualification to do something.
An example of incapable is a person with a broken leg who can't hike; incapable hiker.
This man is incapable of walking.
incapable definition by Webster's New World
- lacking the necessary ability, competence, strength, etc.
- not legally qualified or eligible
Origin: Late Latin incapabilis
incapable definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- Usage Problem Not susceptible to action or treatment: a unique feat, incapable of duplication. See Usage Note at able.
- Law Lacking legal qualifications or requirements; ineligible.
- in·caˌpa·bilˈi·ty, in·caˈpa·ble·ness noun
- in·caˈpa·bly adverb
incapable - Phrases/Idioms
- not allowing or admitting; not able to accept or experience incapable of change
- lacking the ability or fitness for incapable of sustained thought
- not legally qualified for