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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Middle French incapable, in- +‎ capable

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incapable (comparative more incapable, superlative most incapable)

  1. Not capable (of doing something); unable.
    A pint glass is incapable of holding more than a pint of liquid.
    I consider him incapable of dishonesty.
  2. Not in a state to receive; not receptive; not susceptible; not able to admit.
    incapable of pain, or pleasure; incapable of stain or injury

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NounEdit

incapable (plural incapables)

  1. (dated) One who is morally or mentally weak or inefficient; an imbecile; a simpleton.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin incapabilis.

AdjectiveEdit

incapable (plural incapables)

  1. unable, incapable

NounEdit

incapable m (plural incapables, feminine incapable)

  1. incompetent (person)

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