Incapable

  • (adj): (followed by 'of') lacking capacity or ability.
    Example: "Incapable of carrying a tune"; "he is incapable of understanding the matter"; "incapable of doing the work"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on incapable:

Communion And The Developmentally Disabled - Orthodox Christianity
... is that the soul of the recipient understands what is being received even if the conscious mind is incapable of doing so, and that the grace imparted by ... However, for those who are either mentally incapable of recognizing or recalling their sins, or who are mentally or physically incapable of communicating ...
Child Imprisonment
... A child under the age of seven was presumed incapable of committing a crime ... to fourteen (13 years 364 days 23'59'59" aged) were presumed incapable of committing a crime but the presumption was rebuttable ... that because of his immaturity he was incapable of understanding what he had done or the wrongfulness of his conduct ...
Lee-Enfield Conversions - L59A1 Drill Rifle
... a conversion of the No4 Rifle (all Marks) to a Drill Purpose Rifle that was incapable of being restored to a firing configuration ... rifles were not considered to be sufficiently incapable of restoration to fireable state and were a potential source of reconversion spares ... L59A1 Drill Rifles were rendered incapable of being fired, and of being restored to a fireable form, by extensive modifications that included the welding of the barrel to the receiver, modifications to ...
Genome (novel) - The Universe - Several Specifications
... Incapable of denying aid to anyone he or she perceives as entrusted to him or her (could be a crew member, a passenger, any other human who happens to be under the pilot's wing) ... Incapable of feeling pity, love, or sympathy ... specifically for fighters-spec called ju-dao, which naturals or any other specs are physically incapable of using ...
Pit Of Despair - Background
... disturbed." After being isolated for a year, they barely moved, did not explore or play, and were incapable of having sexual relations ... He found that, just as they were incapable of having sexual relations, they were also unable to parent their offspring, either abusing or neglecting them ... Having no social experience themselves, they were incapable of appropriate social interaction ...

More definitions of "incapable":

  • (adj): Not being susceptible to or admitting of something (usually followed by 'of').
    Example: "Incapable of solution"
  • (adj): Lacking the necessary skill or knowledge etc..
    Example: "An incapable helper"
    Synonyms: unqualified
  • (adj): (followed by 'of') not having the temperament or inclination for.
    Example: "Simply incapable of lying"

Famous quotes containing the word incapable:

    They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    The novel is the highest form of human expression so far attained. Why? Because it is so incapable of the absolute.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)