Incapability



[in-key-puh-buh l] /ɪnˈkeɪ pə bəl/

adjective
1.
not capable.
2.
not having the necessary ability, qualification, or strength to perform some specified act or function:
As an administrator, he is simply incapable.
3.
without ordinary capability; incompetent.
noun
4.
a thoroughly incompetent person, especially one of defective mentality.
Idioms
5.
incapable of,

/ɪnˈkeɪpəbəl/
adjective
1.
when postpositive, often foll by of. not capable (of); lacking the ability (to)
2.
powerless or helpless, as through injury or intoxication
3.
(postpositive) foll by of. not susceptible (to); not admitting (of): a problem incapable of solution
adj.

1590s, from Middle French incapable and directly from Medieval Latin incapabilis, from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + capabilis (see capable). Related: Incapably; incapability.

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