- 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.
SYNONYMS FOR incapable
Related formsin·ca·pa·bil·i·ty, in·ca·pa·ble·ness, nounin·ca·pa·bly, adverb
Examples from the Web for incapability
The consciousness of Lamh Laudher's public disgrace, and of his incapability to repel it, sank deep into his heart.The Dead Boxer|William Carleton
He pleaded inexperience, incapability; but Captain Howell wouldn't listen to the excuses.Famous Authors (Men)|E. F. (Edward Francis) Harkins
The count dejectedly confessed his incapability to restrain them: the young desperadoes were ready for anything.Beauchamp's Career, Complete|George Meredith
The most painful thing of all was to hear him improvise on stringed instruments, owing to his incapability of tuning them.Life of Beethoven|Anton Schindler
In his pale, pimpled face were traces of incapability and bad humour.The Goose Man|Jacob Wassermann