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What is the opposite of able?

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Opposite of having considerable skill, proficiency, or intelligence
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“If you had an incompetent employee who was costing you money and butchering important relationships, wouldn't you want to know?”
(able to) Opposite of having the necessary power, skill, or opportunity to do something
“Honorius was unable to control his own court and the death of Constantius initiated more than ten years of instability.”
Opposite of very high in quality
“The steak he cooked was, frankly, awful.”
Opposite of having or involving a great deal of knowledge or skill in a particular area
“In inexpert hands, inappropriate investigation often takes precedence.”
Opposite of very intellectually capable
Opposite of denotes the effectiveness or dominance of a particular action
“Leaders who do not look after the interests of their followers are not only unethical but ineffective.”
Opposite of of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose
“Nitrate moving downward may pollute groundwater and well water, thus making it unsuitable for human use.”
Opposite of allowed or entitled to do something
Opposite of beginning to attract attention or critical acclaim
Opposite of fit and healthy
“The doctor's report says I am incredibly weak and sickly.”
Opposite of having a persuasive effect
“The speaker's words were highly uncompelling in motivating the crowd to take action.”
Opposite of disposed, willing, ready (to do something)
“But she was unwilling to stir up the resentment she knew was simmering in him, and she, too, remained silent.”
Opposite of providing great utility or usefulness
“The broken electric kettle was now just a useless hunk of wires and plastic.”
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