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Synonyms for incapable
ɪnˈkeɪ pə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incapable(adj)

    (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)(adj)

    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. incapable(adj)

    (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)(adj)

    not meeting requirements

    "unequal to the demands put upon him"

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


  1. incapable(adjective)


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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. incapable

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

    qualified, able, fitted, strong, clever

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. incapable(a)

    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. Margaret Mead:

    The prophet who fails to present a bearable alternative and yet preaches doom is part of the trap that he postulates. Not only does he picture us caught in a tremendous man-made or God-made trap from which there is no escape, but we must also listen to him day in, day out, describe how the trap is inexorably closing. To such prophecies the human race, as presently bred and educated and situated, is incapable of listening. So some dance and some immolate themselves as human torches; some take drugs and some artists spill their creativity in sets of randomly placed dots on a white ground.

  2. Adam Carolla:

    This notion that we've evolved into a species that's incapable of judging other groups and what they are doing, especially when it is beheading people or setting people on fire or throwing acid in the face of schoolgirls — I like that kind of judging. It's evolved!

  3. Donald Trump:

    That's a pretty serious problem. I don't want someone incapable of learning foreign policy when we have ISIS, when we have Iran, when we have all of these problems, when the New York Times says, from his top adviser and a couple of others, he's essentially incapable of learning foreign policy, I mean that's pretty sad.

  4. Jenny Palmiotto:

    I immediately said yes, it must be so different to live in a world where people assume that … you are inept or incapable of having a relationship, or maybe even don’t want one. That’s really contrary to my clinical practice and even all of the available relational research to date.

  5. Ronald Reagan:

    We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.

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