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synonyms for unable

  • helpless
  • impotent
  • inadequate
  • incapable
  • not able
  • powerless
  • sidelined
  • unfit
  • weak
  • can't cut it
  • can't hack it
  • can't make the grade
  • clumsy
  • hog-tied
  • impuissant
  • incapacitated
  • incompetent
  • ineffectual
  • inefficacious
  • inefficient
  • inept
  • inoperative
  • no can do
  • no good
  • not cut out for
  • not equal to
  • not up to
  • out of commission
  • unfitted
  • unqualified
  • unskilled
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antonyms for unable

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  • able
  • capable
  • competent
  • fit
  • potent
  • qualified
  • strong
  • sufficient
  • adequate
  • skillful
  • talented
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How to use unable in a sentence

Early last year, health officials did not urge their use because of concerns health workers would be unable to get them.
MASKS SHOULD FIT BETTER OR BE DOUBLED UP TO PROTECT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS VARIANTS, CDC SAYSLENA H. SUN, FENIT NIRAPPILFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Meanwhile, athletes are left to wait, unable to compete and their ability to hold formal practices or access training facilities varying by school.
IVY LEAGUE SPORTS WERE SHUT DOWN QUICKLY BY CORONAVIRUS. A RESTART IS PROVING MUCH SLOWER.GLYNN A. HILLFEBRUARY 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The Somali and Oromo callers were also unable to listen to the meeting, since it wasn’t translated for them.
AFRICAN COMMUNITIES WARN LANGUAGE ISSUES COULD SHUT THEM OUT OF REDISTRICTINGMAYA SRIKRISHNANFEBRUARY 10, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
I feared she’d been drenched and unable to withstand the chill.
HOW A SICKLY SQUIRREL OFFERED ME UNEXPECTED COMFORTPAM SPRITZERFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Because if we don’t — if we don’t, then conservatives all across this country will be unable to speak, they’ll be unable to do business, they’ll be unable to be heard.
REPUBLICANS CLAIM THEY ARE BEING SILENCED AS THEY SPEAK TO MILLIONS OF VIEWERSJM RIEGERFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If Jassy is unable to handle those threats, Amazon could find itself handcuffed as it tries to enter markets, expand to new regions or acquire businesses.
AMAZON CEO JEFF BEZOS‘S SUCCESSOR WILL INHERIT HIS CHALLENGESJAY GREENE, CAT ZAKRZEWSKIFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It will come from a government that is unable to solve big problems and respond to challenges because warring political factions refuse to negotiate and compromise.
BATTLE OVER $1.9 TRILLION COVID RELIEF PACKAGE IS AS MUCH ABOUT POLITICAL OPTICS AS ECONOMIC NECESSITYSTEVEN PEARLSTEINFEBRUARY 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
State-run Myanmar Radio and Television said in a Facebook post that it was unable to broadcast “due to communication problems.”
IN MYANMAR COUP, SUU KYI’S OUSTER HERALDS RETURN TO MILITARY RULESHIBANI MAHTANI, TIMOTHY MCLAUGHLINFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Players were unable to leave their rooms for practice or meals ahead of the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.
SERENA WILLIAMS, NOVAK DJOKOVIC, OUT OF QUARANTINE, THANKFUL TO PLAY IN FRONT OF THOUSANDS OF FANSGLYNN A. HILLJANUARY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
According to Edelman, the results revealed “a new era of information bankruptcy and a trust ecosystem unable to confront it.”
'AN EPIDEMIC OF MISINFORMATION.' NEW REPORT FINDS TRUST IN SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS DIMINISHED FURTHER IN 2020JASMINE AGUILERAJANUARY 13, 2021TIME
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