incapable


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incapable

adjective crippled, disabled, feeble, inadequate, incompetent, ineffective, ineffectual, inept, insufficient, not equal to, unable, unequipped, unfit, unpowerful, unqualified, unsuitable, unsuited, useless, weak
Associated concepts: incapable of conducting his own affairs, incapable of intended use, incapable party, legal incaaacity, physically incapable, total incapacity
Foreign phrases: Contra non valentem agere nulla currit praescriptio.No prescription runs against a person who is unable to act. Nemo admittendus est inhabilitare seippum. No one is allowed to incapacitate himself.
See also: helpless, inadept, inadequate, incompetent, inept, insufficient, powerless, unable, unfit, unqualified
References in classic literature ?
Not only did she receive the whole society of the place at her house, not only was she charitable, pious, incapable of saying an unkind thing, but she was fully in accord with the spirit of the place and the habits and customs of the inhabitants, who liked her as the symbol of their lives; she was absolutely inlaid into the ways of the provinces; she had never quitted them; she imbibed all their prejudices; she espoused all their interests; she adored them.
But Red-Eye walked rough-shod over all our customs, and we so feared him that we were incapable of the collective action necessary to punish him.
It is more important for the illustration of Plato to observe that he, like Plato, insists that God is true and incapable of deception (Republic)--that he proceeds from general ideas, that many elements of mathematics may be found in him.
Fixed ideas have taken the most complete possession of some thinkers who have been most determined to renounce them, and have been vehemently affirmed when they could be least explained and were incapable of proof.
Exhausted by what she had already suffered, she stood trembling and irresolute, incapable of deciding which alternative she should choose.
Incapable of enduring the position now forced upon her, Mercy put her hand into the pocket of her apron, and drew from it Lady Janet's letter.
But he is incapable of defending them in a discussion, and vainly tries to cover his confusion in banter and insolence.
Men in general are incapable of philosophy, and are therefore at enmity with the philosopher; but their misunderstanding of him is unavoidable: for they have never seen him as he truly is in his own image; they are only acquainted with artificial systems possessing no native force of truth--words which admit of many applications.
No, thank you, I won't have any more tea," said Levin, and conscious of doing a rude thing, but incapable of continuing the conversation, he got up, blushing.
But it has not been quite so often remarked that this power (fallible, like every other human attribute) is for the most part absolutely incapable of self-revision; and that when it has delivered an adverse opinion which by all human lights is subsequently proved to have failed, it is undistinguishable from prejudice, in respect of its determination not to be corrected.
Husband or no husband, that fellow is incapable of the feeling with which I am inspired towards the beautiful young creature whom he treats like a doll.
They resemble the steppes of Tartary more than any other known portion of Christendom; being, in fact, a vast country, incapable of sustaining a dense population, in the absence of the two great necessaries already named.