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incapable

in·ca·pa·ble

incapable

 
pronunciation:
In keI p bl
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: lacking in skill; incompetent.
a completely incapable mechanic
antonyms:
capable, competent
similar words:
hopeless, ineffective
definition 2: not possessing the necessary ability or capacity; not able (usu. fol. by of).
He is incapable of making his own decisions.
synonyms:
unable
antonyms:
able, capable
definition 3: not having the psychological makeup that allows a particular emotion or the carrying out of particular act (usu. fol. by of).
I thought I was incapable of such anger.She was incapable of lying.
definition 4: in law, not having the required qualifications.
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derivations: incapably (adv.), incapability (n.)
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