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Definitions of unable

  1. lacking in power or forcefulness; "an ineffectual ruler"; "like an unable phoenix in hot ashes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (usually followed by `to') not having the necessary means or skill or know-how; "unable to get to town without a car"; "unable to obtain funds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Incapable; without power enough. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Not able; not having sufficient ability or means; weak; not having adequate knowledge or skill. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Not able; weak; not having adequate knowledge or skill. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for unable

  1. Presently he would be unable to ask more questions. – Four Weird Tales by Algernon Blackwood
  2. For a few minutes she was unable to speak. – Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett Putman Serviss
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