AskDefine | Define unable

Dictionary Definition

unable 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" [syn: not able] [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" [syn: unable(p)]
3 lacking in power or forcefulness; "an ineffectual ruler"; "like an unable phoenix in hot ashes" [syn: ineffective, ineffectual]

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English

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Not able; lacking a certain ability.

Antonyms

Translations

not able

Extensive Definition

Abel may refer to:
  • In the Bible, Abel is one of two children of Adam and Eve
  • being healthy or possessing any ability
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See also

unable in German: ABLE
unable in Finnish: Able

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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