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Unable vs. Inable

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Unableadjective

Not able; lacking a certain ability.

‘Are you unable to mind your own business or something?’;

Inableadjective

Unable, not able.

Unableverb

To render unable; disable

Inableverb

To enable.

Unableadjective

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.’;

Inableverb

See Enable.

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Unableadjective

(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’;

Unableadjective

(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’;

Unableadjective

lacking in power or forcefulness;

‘an ineffectual ruler’; ‘like an unable phoenix in hot ashes’;

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