These shapes are incompatible.
- Two opposing ideas are an example of ideas that are incompatible.
- A person who is very neat and a person who is very messy are examples of people who are incompatible.
The definition of incompatible is things or people that cannot coexist well or that do not go well together.
- not compatible; specif.,
- not able to exist in harmony or agreement
- not going, or getting along, well together; incongruous, conflicting, discordant, etc.: often followed by with
- that cannot be held at one time by the same person: said of positions, ranks, etc.
- that cannot both be true at the same time: said of propositions
- not predicable of the same subject without contradiction: said of terms
- Math. logically contradictory: said of equations or other statements
- not suitable for being mixed or used together: said of substances having an undesirable action on each other or, when mixed, on the body
Origin of incompatibleMedieval Latin incompatibilis
an incompatible person or thing: usually used in pl.
- a. Not capable of existing in agreement or harmony with something else: incompatible views on religion.b. Not capable of living or working together happily or harmoniously; antagonistic: incompatible roommates.
- Impossible to be held simultaneously by one person: the incompatible offices of prosecutor and judge.
- Logic That cannot be simultaneously true; mutually exclusive.
- Medicine a. Producing an undesirable effect when used in combination with a particular substance: a medication that is incompatible with alcohol.b. Not immunologically compatible: incompatible blood types.
One that is incompatible.
(comparative more incompatible, superlative most incompatible)