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Meaning of INCOMPATIBLE

Pronunciation:  `inkum'patubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not compatible; "incompatible personalities"; "incompatible colors"
  2. [adj]  (computers) incapable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification
  3. [adj]  used especially of solids or solutions; incapable of blending into a stable homogeneous mixture
  4. [adj]  not suitable to your tastes or needs; "the uncongenial roommates were always fighting"; "the task was uncongenial to one sensitive to rebuffs"
  5. [adj]  not in keeping with what is correct or proper; "completely inappropriate behavior"
  6. [adj]  not compatible with other facts
  7. [adj]  used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
  8. [adj]  not easy to combine harmoniously
  9. [adj]  of words so related that one contrasts with the other; "`rich' and `hard-up' are contrastive terms"
 

INCOMPATIBLE is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: antagonistic, antonymous, clashing, contradictory, contrastive, disagreeable, discrepant, ill-sorted, immiscible, inappropriate, incongruous, inconsistent, mismated, mutually exclusive, out or keeping(p), uncongenial, unfitting, unmixable, unsuited, unsympathetic
 
 Antonyms: agreeable, compatible, congenial, interactive, synergistic
 
 See Also: different, incompatible, inharmonious, mismatched, unfriendly, unharmonious

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In`com*pat"i*ble\, a. [Pref. in- not + compatible:
    cf. F. incompatible.] [It was formerly sometimes written
    {incompetible}.]
    1. Not compatible; so differing as to be incapable of
       harmonious combination or coexistence; inconsistent in
       thought or being; irreconcilably disagreeing; as, persons
       of incompatible tempers; incompatible colors, desires,
       ambition.
    
             A strength and obduracy of character incompatible
             with his meek and innocent nature.    --Southey.
    
    
    
    2. (Chem.) Incapable of being together without mutual
       reaction or decomposition, as certain medicines.
    
    {Incompatible terms} (Logic), terms which can not be combined
       in thought.
    
    Syn: Inconsistent; incongruous; dissimilar; irreconcilable;
         unsuitable; disagreeing; inharmonious; discordant;
         repugnant; contradictory. See {Inconsistent}.
    
    
  2. \In`com*pat"i*ble\, n. (Med. & Chem.)
    An incompatible substance; esp., in pl., things which can not
    be placed or used together because of a change of chemical
    composition or of opposing medicinal qualities; as, the
    incompatibles of iron.
    
    
 
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