Not able; lacking a certain ability.
‘Are you unable to mind your own business or something?’;
Lack of the ability to do something; incapability.
To render unable; disable
Lack of the option to do something; powerlessness.
Not able; not having sufficient strength, means, knowledge, skill, or the like; impotent; weak; helpless; incapable; - now usually followed by an infinitive or an adverbial phrase; as, unable for work; unable to bear fatigue.
‘Sapless age and weak unable limbs.’;
The quality or state of being unable; lack of ability; lack of sufficient power, strength, resources, or capacity.
‘It is not from an inability to discover what they ought to do, that men err in practice.’;
(usually followed by `to') not having the necessary means or skill or know-how;
‘unable to get to town without a car’; ‘unable to obtain funds’;
lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something
(usually followed by `to') lacking necessary physical or mental ability;
‘dyslexics are unable to learn to read adequately’; ‘the sun was unable to melt enough snow’;
lacking the power to perform
lacking in power or forcefulness;
‘an ineffectual ruler’; ‘like an unable phoenix in hot ashes’;
the state of being unable to do something
‘his inability to accept new ideas’;