English - Vietnamese Dictionary
incapable /in'keipəbl/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- không đủ khả năng, bất tài, bất lực
- an incapable man: một kẻ bất tài
- (+ of) không thể
- incapable of doing something: không thể làm được điều gì
- incapable of [telling] a lie: không thể nào nói dối được
- incapable of improvement: không thể nào cải tiến được
- (pháp lý) không đủ tư cách
+(followed by `of') lacking capacity or ability
+not being susceptible to or admitting of something (usually followed by `of')
+lacking the necessary skill or knowledge etc.
+(followed by `of') not having the temperament or inclination for
+not meeting requirements
Advanced English Dictionary
1 Often, incapable of. unable (to), powerless (to), incompetent (to), unfit (to), unqualified (to), impotent (to), unequal to, not up to:
He seems incapable of completing his assignment.
2 incapable of. insusceptible to, resistant to, impervious to, ill-disposed to, disinclined to, not open to:
He is incapable of dishonesty.
+ adjectiveCollocation Dictionary
1 ~ of sth / of doing sth not able to do sth: incapable of speech / movement + The children seem to be totally incapable of working by themselves.
2 not able to control yourself or your affairs; not able to do anything well: He was found lying in the road, drunk and incapable. + If people keep telling you you're incapable, you begin to lose confidence in yourself.
appear, be, feel, prove, seem | become | make sb, render sb
The wine had made him incapable of thinking clearly.
| adjudge sb, deem sb
absolutely, completely, quite, totally, utterly, wholly | almost | largely | clearly | inherently | constitutionally, temperamentally
She was constitutionally incapable of bad temper.
He was apparently physically incapable of lowering his voice.
This type of arrangement remains valid even if you become mentally incapable.
Computers are incapable of creative thought.
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