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Incapable meaning

incapable - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Wanting in ability or qualification for the purpose or end in view; not large enough to contain or hold; deficient in physical strength, mental or moral power, etc.; not capable; as, incapable of holding a certain quantity of liquid; incapable of endurance, of comprehension, of perseverance, of reform, etc.
  2. 2. Not in a state to receive; not receptive; not susceptible; not able to admit; as, incapable of pain, or pleasure; incapable of stain or injury.
  3. 3. As a term of disgrace, sometimes annexed to a sentence when an officer has been cashiered and rendered incapable of serving his country.
  4. 4. One who is morally or mentally weak or inefficient; an imbecile; a simpleton.
  5. 5. Not capable of being brought to do or perform, because morally strong or well disposed; - used with reference to some evil; as, incapable of wrong, dishonesty, or falsehood.
  6. 6. Unable; disqualified.

incapable - examples of usage

  1. She was incapable of a harsh judgment. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. I seemed still incapable, you know, of actual, reasoning speech. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. I remembered how incapable the Second Mate had been of seeing anything then. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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