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Definition 1: (followed by `of') lacking capacity or ability - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where incapable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • incapable of carrying a tune
  • he is incapable of understanding the matter
  • incapable of doing the work

(incapable is similar to ...) (usually followed by `to') lacking necessary physical or mental ability

"dyslexics are unable to learn to read adequately" "the sun was unable to melt enough snow"

(means also ...) not qualified or suited for a purpose

"an incompetent secret service" "the filming was hopeless incompetent"

(... are attributes of incapable) the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally

"he worked to the limits of his capability"

(... are attributes of incapable) an aptitude that may be developed

Definition 2: (followed by `of') not having the temperament or inclination for - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where incapable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • simply incapable of lying

Definition 3: not meeting requirements - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where incapable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unequal to the demands put upon him

Synonyms for incapable in the sense of this definition

(incapable is similar to ...) lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

"inadequate training" "the staff was inadequate" "she was unequal to the task"

Definition 4: not being susceptible to or admitting of something (usually followed by `of') - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where incapable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • incapable of solution

(incapable is similar to ...) not susceptible to

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