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Meaning of unable by Wiktionary Dictionary

unable


    Etymology

    un- +‎ able

    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -eɪbəl

    Adjective

    unable ( not comparable )

    1. Not able; lacking a certain ability.

    Antonyms

    • able

    Anagrams



Explanation of unable by Wordnet Dictionary

unable


    Adjective
    1. not having the necessary means or skill or know-how

    2. unable to get to town without a car
      unable to obtain funds
    3. lacking necessary physical or mental ability

    4. dyslexics are unable to learn to read adequately
      the sun was unable to melt enough snow
    5. lacking in power or forcefulness

    6. like an unable phoenix in hot ashes


    Definition of unable by GCIDE Dictionary

    unable


    1. Unable a. Not able; not having sufficient strength, means, knowledge, skill, or the like; impotent; weak; helpless; incapable; -- now usually followed by an infinitive or an adverbial phrase; as, “unable for work; unable to bear fatigue”.

      Sapless age and weak unable limbs. Shak.