- 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.
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