|1.||[ adjective ] (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"
|Related terms:||able ability|
|2.||[ adjective ] (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"
|3.||[ adjective ] lacking in power or forcefulness|
"an ineffectual ruler" "like an unable phoenix in hot ashes"