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Definition of incapable:

  1. As a term of disgrace, sometimes annexed to a sentence when an officer has been cashiered and rendered incapable of serving his country.
  2. Not capable of being brought to do or perform, because morally strong or well disposed; - used with reference to some evil; as, incapable of wrong, dishonesty, or falsehood.
  3. Not in a state to receive; not receptive; not susceptible; not able to admit; as, incapable of pain, or pleasure; incapable of stain or injury.
  4. One who is morally or mentally weak or inefficient; an imbecile; a simpleton.
  5. Wanting in ability or qualification for the purpose or end in view; not large enough to contain or hold; deficient in physical strength, mental or moral power, etc.; not capable; as, incapable of holding a certain quantity of liquid; incapable of endurance, of comprehension, of perseverance, of reform, etc.

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ability, ineffectual, insusceptible, unfit, unequal, unworkmanlike, unsusceptible, unable, unskillful, inadequate, inexpert, inapt, inept, incompetent, inept, strong, unskilled, ineffective, inefficient, unqualified, unequal to, helpless, excess.

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