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Unable

Antonyms for unable:

accomplished, practiced, experienced, expert, consummate, able, skilled, ace, capable, virtuoso, potent, skillful, veteran.

Synonyms for unable:

Sense 1

incapable of.

Sense 3

unqualified.

dependent

helpless.

incapable

incapable, incompetent.

incompetent

unfit.

Other synonyms and related words:

ineffectual, unfitted, unqualified, impotent, incapable of, helpless, otiose, uneffective, futile, inapt, inept, unavailing, incompetent, ineffective, inexpert, unfit, inefficient, unskillful, unskilled, not able, incapable.

helpless (adjective)

helpless, inefficient, impotent.

not having talent, skill (adjective)

helpless, unskilled, unqualified, inefficient, ineffectual, inept, incapable, impotent, not able, incompetent, unfit, unfitted.

untrained (adjective)

unskilled.

useless (adjective)

ineffectual.

Sense 2 (noun)

incompetent, unqualified, unfit.

incapable (noun)

inept, unskilled, unqualified, incompetent, helpless, unfitted, impotent, not able.

Usage examples for unable:

  • I was unable to learn anything more from any one else. - "How I Found Livingstone", Sir Henry M. Stanley.
  • Henry was unable to answer. - "Jimmy, Lucy, and All", Sophie May.
  • They were full grown, but as yet unable to fly. - "The Silent Places", Steward Edward White.

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practicableness

practicability.

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