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unable

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adjective un·able \ˌən-ˈā-bəl\

Simple Definition of unable

  • : not able to do something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unable

  1. :  not able :  incapable: as a :  unqualified, incompetent b :  impotent, helpless

Examples of unable in a sentence

  1. I was unable to afford the trip.

  2. He was unable to play tennis after the injury.



14th Century

First Known Use of unable

14th century


UNABLE Defined for Kids

unable

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adjective un·able \ˌən-ˈā-bəl\

Definition of unable for Students

  1. :  not able <I am unable to attend.>





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