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incapable, incapable of

Incapable, when used on its own, means that one is generally incompetent.

  • How can they elect him President? He is totally incapable!

Incapable of emphasizes that one is unable physically, morally or emotionally to do something specific. The phrase incapable of introduces a noun or gerund.

  • Peter is incapable of revenge.
  • Sue is temporarily incapable of dealing with the pressures of her hectic life.