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Synonyms for incompatible
ˌɪn kəmˈpæt ə bəlin·com·pat·i·ble

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  1. incompatiblenoun

    Antonyms:
    compatible

  2. incompatibleadjective

    Of two things: impossible to coexist; not congruous because of differences; irreconcilable; disagreeing.

    the incompatibles of iron

    Antonyms:
    compatible

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. incompatible

    Two or more things that do not fit well together, or are not adapted to each other, are said to be incongruous; a thing is said to be incongruous that is not adapted to the time, place, or occasion; the term is also applied to a thing made up of ill-assorted parts or inharmonious elements. Discordant is applied to all things that jar in association like musical notes that are not in accord; inharmonious has the same original sense, but is a milder term. Incompatible primarily signifies unable to sympathize or feel alike; inconsistent means unable to stand together. Things are incompatible which can not exist together in harmonious relations, and whose action when associated tends to ultimate extinction of one by the other. Inconsistent applies to things that can not be made to agree in thought with each other, or with some standard of truth or right; slavery and freedom are inconsistent with each other in theory, and incompatible in fact. Incongruous applies to relations, unsuitable to purpose or use; two colors are incongruous which can not be agreeably associated; either may be unsuitable for a person, a room, or an occasion. Incommensurable is a mathematical term, applying to two or more quantities that have no common measure or aliquot part.

    Synonyms:
    absurd, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, discordant, discrepant, ill-matched, inapposite, inappropriate, incommensurable, incongruous, inconsistent, inharmonious, irreconcilable, mismatched, mismated, repugnant, unsuitable

    Antonyms:
    accordant, agreeing, compatible, consistent, harmonious, suitable

    Preposition:
    The illustrations were incongruous with the theme.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incompatibleadjective

    not compatible

    "incompatible personalities"; "incompatible colors"

    Synonyms:
    out or keeping(p), ill-sorted, unfitting, unsuited, inappropriate, antagonistic, discrepant, mismated, uncongenial, contrastive

    Antonyms:
    compatible, harmonious, miscible, congenial, congruous, synonymous, matched, mixable, consistent, congruent

  2. antagonistic, incompatibleadjective

    used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect

    Synonyms:
    out or keeping(p), uncongenial, ill-sorted, unfitting, unsuited, inappropriate, antagonistic, discrepant, mismated, antipathetic, antipathetical, counter, contrastive

    Antonyms:
    miscible, congruous, compatible, harmonious, congruent, matched, congenial, consistent, mixable, synonymous

  3. uncongenial, incompatibleadjective

    not suitable to your tastes or needs

    "the uncongenial roommates were always fighting"; "the task was uncongenial to one sensitive to rebuffs"

    Synonyms:
    out or keeping(p), ill-sorted, unfitting, unsuited, hostile, inappropriate, antagonistic, discrepant, mismated, uncongenial, unfriendly, contrastive

    Antonyms:
    synonymous, compatible, consistent, miscible, congenial, mixable, congruous, harmonious, congruent, matched

  4. incompatibleadjective

    incapable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification

    Synonyms:
    out or keeping(p), ill-sorted, unfitting, unsuited, inappropriate, antagonistic, discrepant, mismated, uncongenial, contrastive

    Antonyms:
    congruous, matched, compatible, mixable, congenial, synonymous, harmonious, consistent, miscible, congruent

  5. contrastive, incompatibleadjective

    of words so related that one contrasts with the other

    "`rich' and `hard-up' are contrastive terms"

    Synonyms:
    out or keeping(p), uncongenial, ill-sorted, unfitting, contrasting, unsuited, antagonistic, discrepant, mismated, inappropriate, contrastive

    Antonyms:
    congruous, mixable, compatible, miscible, synonymous, congenial, harmonious, matched, consistent, congruent

  6. ill-sorted, incompatible, mismated, unsuitedadjective

    not easy to combine harmoniously

    Synonyms:
    out or keeping(p), ill-sorted, unfitting, unsuited, inappropriate, antagonistic, discrepant, mismated, uncongenial, contrastive

    Antonyms:
    congruent, matched, congruous, synonymous, miscible, mixable, consistent, compatible, congenial, harmonious

  7. discrepant, incompatibleadjective

    not compatible with other facts

    Synonyms:
    out or keeping(p), dissonant, uncongenial, ill-sorted, inconsistent, unfitting, unsuited, at variance(p), antagonistic, discrepant, mismated, inappropriate, contrastive

    Antonyms:
    congruous, compatible, synonymous, miscible, matched, harmonious, congenial, mixable, congruent, consistent

  8. inappropriate, incompatible, out or keeping(p), unfittingadjective

    not in keeping with what is correct or proper

    "completely inappropriate behavior"

    Antonyms:
    congenial, congruous, compatible, miscible, consistent, mixable, harmonious, synonymous, matched, congruent

  9. incompatibleadjective

    used especially of solids or solutions; incapable of blending into a stable homogeneous mixture

    Synonyms:
    out or keeping(p), ill-sorted, unfitting, unsuited, inappropriate, antagonistic, discrepant, mismated, uncongenial, contrastive

    Antonyms:
    matched, miscible, mixable, compatible, congenial, consistent, congruous, congruent, synonymous, harmonious

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. incompatibleadjective

    Synonyms:
    inconsistent, incongruous, unsuitable, unadapted

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How to use incompatible in a sentence?

  1. Oprah Winfrey:

    Sin and the child of God are incompatible. They may occasionally meet, but they cannot live together in harmony .

  2. Walter Scott:

    Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.

  3. Friedrich August von Hayek:

    We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice.

  4. Alex Engel:

    A cap at that speed is meaningless, a vehicle traveling 112 mph is incompatible with human life on city streets.

  5. Jean Jacques Rousseau:

    To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties. For he who renounces everything no indemnity is possible. Such a renunciation is incompatible with man's nature to remove all liberty from his will is to remove all morality from his acts.


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