unable

unable

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʌnˈeɪbəl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪbəl

Etymology 1

From Middle English unable, unabel, unhable, unhabil, equivalent to un- +‎ able.

Adjective

unable (comparative unabler or more unable, superlative unablest or most unable)

  1. Not able; lacking a certain ability.
    Are you unable to mind your own business or something?
Antonyms
  • able
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English unablen, equivalent to un- +‎ able.

Verb

unable (third-person singular simple present unables, present participle unabling, simple past and past participle unabled)

  1. (transitive, nonstandard) To render unable; disable

Anagrams

  • Buelna, Nabeul, nebula, unbale

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