incapable incapable  /ɪn ˈkeɪ pə bəl/


  1. (adj) (followed by `of') lacking capacity or ability
  2. (adj) not being susceptible to or admitting of something (usually followed by `of')
  3. (adj) (followed by `of') not having the temperament or inclination for
  4. (adj) not meeting requirements



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  1. The 2005 film was incapable of drawing an audience large enough to compete with its steep production budget.
  2. His problem was that while his mind was made up, he was physically incapable of killing himself.
  3. Though I had never before prayed a Hail Mary in my life, I suddenly found myself incapable of any other form of prayer.


  1. Economic Forum speaker says Congress is broken

    Political parties have broken Congress, rendering it incapable of dealing with the nation's ballooni ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Albuquerque Journal

  2. New Study Confirms the Brain's Inability to Safely Drive and Use a Cell Phone

    ITASCA, Ill, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council acknowledges that the results announced today by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety of a new distracted driving study, again confirm the presence and crash risk of cognitive distraction. The human brain is incapable of performing, at the same time, the tasks necessary to safely operate a motor vehicle while ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  3. Savage Love

    What is it about lesbianism that renders a person incapable of taking yes for an answer? I'm a bisexual chick who just moved in with my girlfriend of 10 months. I love her very much, and this is a great relationship.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Pittsburgh City Paper


  1. "Congress is incapable of micromanaging the tactics in the war," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
    on Jan 7, 2007 By: Mitch McConnell Source: USA Today

  2. In his column last week, Prager wrote: "Insofar as a member of Congress taking an oath to serve America and uphold its values is concerned, America is interested in only one book, the Bible. If you are incapable of taking an oath on that book, don't...
    on Dec 4, 2006 By: Dennis Prager Source: Washington Post

  3. "Our leaders in Washington seem incapable of working together in a practical, commonsense way," Obama said in a video posted on his Web site. "Politics has become so bitter and partisan, so gummed up by money and influence, that we can't...
    on Jan 16, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /