unable

adjective un·able \ ˌən-ˈā-bəl \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of unable

: not able : incapable: such as

Examples of unable in a Sentence

  1. I was unable to afford the trip.

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

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First Known Use of unable

14th century


UNABLE Defined for English Language Learners

unable

adjective

Definition of unable for English Language Learners

  • : not able to do something


UNABLE Defined for Kids

unable

adjective un·able \ ˌən-ˈā-bəl \

Definition of unable for Students

: not able
  • I am unable to attend.


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