Definition of incapable:
- As a term of disgrace, sometimes annexed to a sentence when an officer has been cashiered and rendered incapable of serving his country.
- 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.
- 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.
- One who is morally or mentally weak or inefficient; an imbecile; a simpleton.
- 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.
ability, ineffectual, insusceptible, unfit, unequal, unworkmanlike, unsusceptible, unable, unskillful, inadequate, inexpert, inapt, inept, incompetent, inept, strong, unskilled, ineffective, inefficient, unqualified, unequal to, helpless, excess.
And yet, the same man who may be capable of one sudden immense act of heroism, may be quite incapable of keeping up the prolonged, daily, yearly struggle with adversity which that act may entail upon him.- "Grey Roses", Henry Harland.
- "Lafcadio Hearn", Nina H. Kennard.
- "The Day of Judgment", Joseph Hocking.