- not capable.
- not having the necessary ability, qualification, or strength to perform some specified act or function: As an administrator, he is simply incapable.
- without ordinary capability; incompetent.
- a thoroughly incompetent person, especially one of defective mentality.
- incapable of,
- not having the ability, qualification, or strength for (a specified act or function).
- not open to; not susceptible to or admitting: These materials are incapable of exact measurement.
- legally unqualified for.
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Related Words for incapabilitypowerlessness, helplessness, uselessness, feebleness, weakness, inadequacy, infirmity, inefficacy, ineffectiveness, impotence, incompetency, lack, incapacity, shortcoming, inefficiency, ineptitude, incompetence, failure, insufficiency, necessity
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Historical Examples of incapability
The income devolved on me in consequence of Winslowe's incapability.The Crooked House
In his pale, pimpled face were traces of incapability and bad humour.The Goose Man
The belief in his incapability of defeat, that was lost too!
This, as I understand it, simply means an incapability of acting the hypocrite.Born Again
Let those who think so reflect on the state of nations under poverty, and their incapability of art.William Blake
- (when postpositive, often foll by of) not capable (of); lacking the ability (to)
- powerless or helpless, as through injury or intoxication
- (postpositive foll by of) not susceptible (to); not admitting (of)a problem incapable of solution