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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Lacking in skill, knowledge or power.

Usage examples (38)
  • When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
  • As to Ms Booth and her apologists bleating that she is 'unable' to defend herself.
  • Dyslexics are unable to learn to read adequately
  • unable to get to town without a car for more
Tutoring comment
  • The weather will "enable" (to make possible) the football game to start, but the home team is "unable" (not able, lacking the ability) to win without their star player.
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