Idioms about incapable
- 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.
synonym study for incapable
OTHER WORDS FROM incapablein·ca·pa·bil·i·ty, in·ca·pa·ble·ness, nounin·ca·pa·bly, adverb
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How to use incapable in a sentence
He has been so attached to us — following My Lovely Wife and me from room to room, whimpering when we leave the house — that we figured he worshiped us and was incapable of anything approaching aggression.My dog barked at me. What’s going on in that canine skull of his?|John Kelly|January 31, 2021|Washington Post
We would have to prioritize cow welfare in a way that I seriously think we’re incapable of right now.Artisanal American Cheese Was Finally on Top of the World, and Then the World Fell Apart|Jaya Saxena|October 5, 2020|Eater
Many in the business world have talked at length about the private sector having the ability to step up to tackle the problems government has proved incapable of addressing.Tory Burch joins Old Navy in paying employees to work Election Day polls|kristenlbellstrom|September 3, 2020|Fortune
The phones’ batteries were incapable of keeping up with the demands of the company’s frequent software updates.Own Apple Powerbeats 2 earphones? Here’s how to claim your share of a $9.75 million settlement|rhhackettfortune|August 28, 2020|Fortune
In essence, the patchwork of the cities, while maintaining a semblance of Crusader city-states, was incapable of logistically supporting an army – in some cases, even to defend against localized threats.History of the Crusades: Origins, Politics, and Crusaders|Dattatreya Mandal|March 23, 2020|Realm of History
She is incapable of responding to kindness and enquiry, even very gentle flirting on the part of a co-worker.
Unlike influenza, it is incapable of traveling through tiny microscopic particles.
A “simple bout of flu” is incapable of mutating into an Ebola infection.
Nancy, on the other hand, was incapable of communicating her wishes.U.K. Courts Grant Mother Right to End Her 12-Year-Old Disabled Daughter’s Life|Elizabeth Picciuto|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Used without a German army on the ground, as it had been in mainland Europe, the Luftwaffe was incapable of securing victory.Blood and War: The Hard Truth About ‘Boots on the Ground’|Clive Irving|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then we are again overgrown boys, beings of inferior race and incapable of being civilized.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
In the retreat across the Niemen he proved himself absolutely incapable of reorganising a beaten force.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
She was as incapable of jealousy as of aching vanity in the fact of a son whom the world was never permitted to forget.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
A meeting may be legally held though one of its members is incapable, physically or mentally, from receiving notice.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
His previous career had not been without distinction, and that he was an incapable commander had never before been hinted.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper