incompatible incompatible  /ɪn kəm ˈpæ tə bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) not compatible
  2. (adj) used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
  3. (adj) not suitable to your tastes or needs
  4. (adj) incapable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification
  5. (adj) of words so related that one contrasts with the other
  6. (adj) not easy to combine harmoniously
  7. (adj) not compatible with other facts
  8. (adj) not in keeping with what is correct or proper
  9. (adj) used especially of solids or solutions; incapable of blending into a stable homogeneous mixture

Usage(s):

  1. France rejects affirmative action as incompatible with its republican ideals of color-blind equality for all citizens.
  2. We affirm that homosexuality is incompatible with military service.
  3. Sachs wants to demolish the notion that economic progress and environmental protection are incompatible.

News

  1. Southern Baptists expected to address Scouting's acceptance of gay memebrs

    Churches occasionally are kicked out of the convention for practices considered incompatible with Southern Baptist beliefs.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Abilene Reporter-News

  2. Five alternative apps to tide you over till iOS 7

    Apple's WWDC announcement of the upcoming iOS 7 promised a slew of amazing, long-overdue updates. Unfortunately, however, if you are not a developer, you will have to wait until sometime in the fall for the official launch, like the rest of us. Owners of iOS 7-incompatible devices shouldn't fret, either. The good news is, you can get some of the functionality or at least similar features of iOS ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNET

  3. Large Business Green Leader DTE is more than power plants and pipelines

    DTE Energy wants us to know that generating power and delivering natural gas are not incompatible with sound environmental stewardship.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

Quotes

  1. "She has criticised the idea that a woman and a man would reach the same result. She expects them to reach different results. I think that's philosophically incompatible with the American system," Sessions said on CBS' Face the Nation.
    on Jul 13, 2009 By: Jeff Sessions Source: New Zealand Herald

  2. Pope Benedict stated categorically the Church's view that sexual abuse was "incompatible with what was required of priests" and also signalled that he would call on young people to apply their spirituality to find solutions to the crisis of...
    on Jul 12, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "It is very clear that this (deadline) is incompatible with the Iranian nation's needs and direction today," Ahmadinejad told a press conference Monday. "Resolving global issues requires constructive interaction on the basis of justice and...
    on Sep 7, 2009 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Washington Post

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /