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Synonyms for incapable
ɪnˈkeɪ pə bəlin·ca·pable

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  1. incapableadjective


  2. incapableadjective


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. incapable

    unqualified, unable, unfitted, weak, incompetent, feeble, disqualified, insufficient

    qualified, able, fitted, strong, clever

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incapableadjective

    (followed by `of') lacking capacity or ability

    "incapable of carrying a tune"; "he is incapable of understanding the matter"; "incapable of doing the work"

    incompetent, incapable(p), unequal to(p)

    capable, surefooted, adequate, able, confident, sure-footed, resourceful, susceptible, equal

  2. incapable(p)adjective

    not being susceptible to or admitting of something (usually followed by `of')

    "incapable of solution"

    confident, surefooted, sure-footed, capable, susceptible, resourceful, equal, adequate, able

  3. incapableadjective

    (followed by `of') not having the temperament or inclination for

    "simply incapable of lying"

    incompetent, incapable(p), unequal to(p)

    confident, surefooted, able, capable, equal, adequate, susceptible, sure-footed, resourceful

  4. incapable, incompetent, unequal to(p)adjective

    not meeting requirements

    "unequal to the demands put upon him"

    capable, able, resourceful, sure-footed, susceptible, equal, surefooted, confident, adequate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. incapableadjective

    incompetent, disqualified, unfit, insusceptible

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "incapable":

    unable, unfit, incompetent, powerless, capable, able

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How to use incapable in a sentence?

  1. Andrew Schneider:

    People are simply incapable of prolonged, sustained goodness.

  2. John Berger:

    One of the fundamental reasons why so many doctors become cynical and disillusioned is precisely because, when the abstract idealism has worn thin, they are uncertain about the value of the actual lives of the patients they are treating. This is not because they are callous or personally inhuman: it is because they live in and accept a society which is incapable of knowing what a human life is worth.

  3. Joseph Sobran:

    People who create things nowadays can expect to be prosecuted by highly moralistic people who are incapable of creating anything. There is no way to measure the chilling effect on innovation that results from the threats of taxation, regulation and prosecution against anything that succeeds. We’ll never know how many ideas our government has aborted in the name protecting us.

  4. House Republicans:

    When you listen to Donald Trump talk now, when you hear the language Donald Trump's using now, it is essentially the same things that the Chinese Communist Party, for example, says about the United States and our democracy, when Donald Trump says that our system doesn't work... when Donald Trump suggests that it's, you know, incapable of conveying the will of the people, you know, that somehow it's failed -- those are the same things that the Chinese government says about us.

  5. Bozo Petrov:

    A new election is much cheaper than an incapable government.

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