The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

3 definitions found
 for unable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unable \Un*a"ble\, 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.
     [1913 Webster]
           Sapless age and weak unable limbs.       --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: (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" [ant: able]
      2: (usually followed by `to') lacking necessary physical or
         mental ability; "dyslexics are unable to learn to read
         adequately"; "the sun was unable to melt enough snow"
      3: lacking in power or forcefulness; "an ineffectual ruler";
         "like an unable phoenix in hot ashes" [syn: ineffective,
         ineffectual, unable]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "unable":
     ill-qualified, impotent, inadequate, incapable, incapable of,
     incompetent, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficient, inept,
     inferior, maladjusted, not equal to, not up to, powerless,
     unable to, unadapted, unadjusted, unendowed, unequipped, unfit,
     unfitted, ungifted, unqualified, untalented

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229