incapable


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Synonyms for incapable

incapable of: not capable of

Synonyms

  • not capable of
  • unable to carry out

incapable of: not susceptible to

Synonyms

  • not susceptible to
  • resistant to
  • impervious to
  • not admitting of

Synonyms for incapable

lacking the qualities, as efficiency or skill, required to produce desired results

not capable of accomplishing anything

Synonyms for incapable

(followed by 'of') lacking capacity or ability

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

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

Antonyms

not meeting requirements

References in classic literature ?
After that period, they are held incapable of any employment of trust or profit; they cannot purchase lands, or take leases; neither are they allowed to be witnesses in any cause, either civil or criminal, not even for the decision of meers and bounds.
The Abbe de Sponde was incapable of giving his niece the slightest aid in her matrimonial manoeuvres.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
That a city then precedes an individual is plain, for if an individual is not in himself sufficient to compose a perfect government, he is to a city as other parts are to a whole; but he that is incapable of society, or so complete in himself as not to want it, makes no part of a city, as a beast or a god.
It seems funny to me," said Pierre, "that you, you should consider yourself incapable and your life a spoiled life.
If she could afford to reside as a lodger in--vicarage, she would choose that house before all others as the place of her abode; but not being so circumstanced, she would never come under its roof, except as an occasional visitor: unless sickness or calamity should render her assistance really needful, or until age or infirmity made her incapable of maintaining herself.
He did not belong with us, yet we were still so primitive ourselves that we were incapable of a cooperative effort strong enough to kill him or cast him out.
The only prospect before him which he felt himself to be incapable of contemplating, was the prospect of leaving Emily.
There was but one inference--the obvious one; but in the ensuing excitement as many courses of action were proposed as there were incapable counselors.
At the enunciation of the aspirate, Fuddy-Duddy, the incapable terrapin, came to a dead halt, and before the vowel had died away up the ravine had folded up all his eight legs and lain down in the dusty road, regardless of the effect upon his derned skin.
It is admitted that there are ideas of all things, but the manner in which individuals partake of them, whether of the whole or of the part, and in which they become like them, or how ideas can be either within or without the sphere of human knowledge, or how the human and divine can have any relation to each other, is held to be incapable of explanation.
When suffering has reached a given point of intensity the nervous sensibility becomes incapable of feeling more.
He is incapable of arguing, and is bewildered by Socrates to such a degree that he does not know what he is saying.
She therefore no sooner opened the door, and saw her master standing by the bedside in his shirt, with a candle in his hand, than she started back in a most terrible fright, and might perhaps have swooned away, had he not now recollected his being undrest, and put an end to her terrors by desiring her to stay without the door till he had thrown some cloathes over his back, and was become incapable of shocking the pure eyes of Mrs Deborah Wilkins, who, though in the fifty-second year of her age, vowed she had never beheld a man without his coat.
Still less could Levin say that he was a knave, as Sviazhsky was unmistakably an honest, good-hearted, sensible man, who worked good-humoredly, keenly, and perseveringly at his work; he was held in high honor by everyone about him, and certainly he had never consciously done, and was indeed incapable of doing, anything base.