Definition of unable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈābəl/


[with infinitive]
Lacking the skill, means, or opportunity to do something: she was unable to conceal her surprise
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  • We have a government that is pathologically unable to say what it is actually about.
  • One problem that could occur is if property owners are unable to let out the house.
  • It concerns a boy desperate to obtain his mother's love, a love she is unable to give.
powerless, impotent, at a loss, inadequate, incompetent, unfit, unqualified, incapable

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Syllabification: un·a·ble

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