unadaptable

adjective un·adapt·able \ ˌən-ə-ˈdap-tə-bəl , -a- \

Definition of unadaptable

: not adaptable: such as
a : not capable of adjusting to new conditions or situations
  • people who are unadaptable to change
b : not capable of being easily modified to suit other conditions, needs, or uses
  • An economy that is … unadaptable is not efficient.
  • —Jane Jacobs
  • an unadaptable computer system

unadaptability

play \ˌən-ə-dap-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -a-\ noun

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1882

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