Definition of “unable” - English Dictionary

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“unable” in British English

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unableadjective

uk /ʌnˈeɪ.bəl/ us /ʌnˈeɪ.bəl/
be unable to do sth

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B1 to not be able to do something:

We were unable to contact him at the time.

(Definition of “unable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“unable” in American English

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unableadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ʌnˈeɪ·bəl/

not able:

I was unable to find a pay phone.

(Definition of “unable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)