Incapable definition

ĭn-kāpə-bəl
Not capable.
  • Lacking the necessary ability, competence, strength, etc.
  • Not legally qualified or eligible.
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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.

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Not susceptible to action or treatment.

A unique feat, incapable of duplication.

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Lacking the necessary ability, capacity, or power.

Incapable of carrying a tune; incapable of love.

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Unable to perform adequately; incompetent.

An incapable administrator.

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Not meeting the physical and mental requirements imposed by law for the performance of a particular task.
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Not meeting the requirements necessary for proper legal functioning.

A contract provision incapable of being enforced.

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Not capable (of doing something); unable.

A pint glass is incapable of holding more than a pint of liquid.

I consider him incapable of dishonesty.

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Not in a state to receive; not receptive; not susceptible; not able to admit.

Incapable of pain, or pleasure; incapable of stain or injury.

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(dated) One who is morally or mentally weak or inefficient; an imbecile; a simpleton.
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incapable of
  • not allowing or admitting; not able to accept or experience
    incapable of change.
  • lacking the ability or fitness for
    incapable of subtlety.
  • not legally qualified for
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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Origin of incapable

  • From Middle French incapable, in- +‎ capable

    From Wiktionary