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He has been so attached to us — following My Lovely Wife and me from room to room, whimpering when we leave the house — that we figured he worshiped us and was incapable of anything approaching aggression.

We would have to prioritize cow welfare in a way that I seriously think we’re incapable of right now.

From Eater

Many in the business world have talked at length about the private sector having the ability to step up to tackle the problems government has proved incapable of addressing.

From Fortune

The phones’ batteries were incapable of keeping up with the demands of the company’s frequent software updates.

From Fortune

In essence, the patchwork of the cities, while maintaining a semblance of Crusader city-states, was incapable of logistically supporting an army – in some cases, even to defend against localized threats.

She is incapable of responding to kindness and enquiry, even very gentle flirting on the part of a co-worker.

Unlike influenza, it is incapable of traveling through tiny microscopic particles.

A “simple bout of flu” is incapable of mutating into an Ebola infection.

Nancy, on the other hand, was incapable of communicating her wishes.

Used without a German army on the ground, as it had been in mainland Europe, the Luftwaffe was incapable of securing victory.

Then we are again overgrown boys, beings of inferior race and incapable of being civilized.

In the retreat across the Niemen he proved himself absolutely incapable of reorganising a beaten force.

She was as incapable of jealousy as of aching vanity in the fact of a son whom the world was never permitted to forget.

A meeting may be legally held though one of its members is incapable, physically or mentally, from receiving notice.

His previous career had not been without distinction, and that he was an incapable commander had never before been hinted.


On this page you'll find 55 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to incapable, such as: impotent, inadequate, incompetent, ineffective, ineligible, and naive.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.