Dictionary.com

incompatible

[ in-kuhm-pat-uh-buhl ]
/ ˌɪn kəmˈpæt ə bəl /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: incompatible / incompatibility / incompatibly on Thesaurus.com

adjective
noun
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of incompatible

From the Medieval Latin word incompatibilis, dating back to 1555–65. See in-3, compatible

synonym study for incompatible

1. See inconsistent.

OTHER WORDS FROM incompatible

in·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty, in·com·pat·i·ble·ness, nounin·com·pat·i·bly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use incompatible in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for incompatible

incompatible
/ (ˌɪnkəmˈpætəbəl) /

adjective
noun
(often plural) a person or thing that is incompatible with another

Derived forms of incompatible

incompatibility or incompatibleness, nounincompatibly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK