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Synonyms for unable
ʌnˈeɪ bəlun·able

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  1. unableadjective

    Antonyms:
    able

  2. unableadjective

    Antonyms:
    able

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  1. unableadjective

    (usually followed by `to') not having the necessary means or skill or know-how

    "unable to get to town without a car"; "unable to obtain funds"

    Synonyms:
    ineffectual, ineffective, unable(p)

    Antonyms:
    capable, stiff, potent, strong, able

  2. unable(p)adjective

    (usually followed by `to') lacking necessary physical or mental ability

    "dyslexics are unable to learn to read adequately"; "the sun was unable to melt enough snow"

    Antonyms:
    stiff, able, strong, capable, potent

  3. ineffective, ineffectual, unableadjective

    lacking in power or forcefulness

    "an ineffectual ruler"; "like an unable phoenix in hot ashes"

    Synonyms:
    unavailing, otiose, inefficient, uneffective, ineffective, futile, unable(p), ineffectual

    Antonyms:
    strong, potent, capable, able, stiff

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  1. unableadjective

    Synonyms:
    incapable, incompetent, not able, impotent, powerless

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  1. unableadjective

    Synonyms:
    incapable

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How to use unable in a sentence?

  1. Brian Hook:

    His crime ? Trying to save an endangered species from extinction, apparently the Iranian regime is unable to distinguish between saving animals from committing espionage.

  2. Jonah Blank:

    Iran backs Shi’a groups and Saudi Arabia backs ones that adhere to Saudi Arabia own strain of Sunni Muslims doctrine, iran sees this as a largely defensive operation – protecting co-religionists against a violent onslaught that the Pakistan state is unwilling or unable to stave off.

  3. Mark Cannizzaro:

    While we’re thankful that the percentage of vaccinated staff has increased systemwide since the deadline was extended, there are still too many school leaders that have been unable to find qualified substitutes for Monday.

  4. Anthony Fauci:

    They've suffered in that their rate of infection is higher because of the nature of the economic status that many of them find themselves in where they're outside working, being unable to physically separate.

  5. Ildefonso Jaimes:

    A macho man wants to hide his pain and not show his weakness and vulnerability, some men say they feel impotent and guilty for being unable to defend their family from rape and or attacks.


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