Definition of


  1. (adj, all) (usually followed by `to') not having the necessary means or skill or know-how
    unable to obtain funds
  2. (adj, all) (usually followed by `to') lacking necessary physical or mental ability
    the sun was unable to melt enough snow
  3. (adj, all) lacking in power or forcefulness
    like an unable phoenix in hot ashes

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Unable

ineffective, ineffectual

Antonyms of Unable


Origin of the word Unable

  1. c.1380, from un- (1) "not" + able. Modeled on O.Fr. inhabile or L. inhabilis. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Unable

umbel, unenviable, unhappily, unhopeful, unmanful, unmanfully, unmovable, unnameable, unveil

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