Synonyms of incapable in English:


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See UK English definition of incapable

See Spanish definition of inútil


1‘a manager must train staff without making them feel stupid or incapable’

incompetent, inept, lacking ability, no good, inadequate, not good enough, leaving much to be desired, inexpert, unproficient, unskilful, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, feeble, unfit, unfitted, unqualified, inferior
unequal to the task
informal not up to scratch, out of one's depth, not up to it, not up to snuff, useless, hopeless, pathetic, a dead loss, cack-handed, ham-fisted
British informal not much cop
British vulgar slang not know one's arse from one's elbow, couldn't organize a piss-up in a brewery
North American vulgar slang not know one's ass from a hole in the ground, not know one's ass from one's elbow

capable, competent

2‘he was judged to be mentally incapable’

incapacitated, helpless, powerless, impotent

3‘they were incapable of fending for themselves’

unable to, not capable of, lacking the ability to, not equipped to, lacking the experience to

capable of, able to

4‘a problem which is incapable of solution’

not open to, not admitting of, not susceptible to, resistant to, impervious to

capable of, open to