(In*com"pa*ra*ble) a. [L. incomparabilis: cf. F. incomparable. See In- not, and Comparable.]
Not comparable; admitting of no comparison with others; unapproachably eminent; without a peer or equal; matchless; peerless; transcendent.
A merchant of incomparable wealth.Shak.
A new hypothesis . . . which hath the incomparable Sir Isaac Newton for a patron.Bp. Warburton.
In*com"pa*ra*ble*ness, n. In*com"pa*ra*bly, adv.
Delights incomparably all those corporeal things.Bp. Wilkins.
(In`com*pared") a. Peerless; incomparable. [Obs.] Spenser.
(In*com"pass) v. t. See Encompass.
(In`com*pas"sion) n. [Pref. in- not + compassion: cf. F. incompassion.] Want of
compassion or pity. [Obs.] Bp. Sanderson.
(In`com*pas"sion*ate) a. Not compassionate; void of pity or of tenderness; remorseless.
In`com*pas"sion*ate*ly, adv. In`com*pas"sion*ate*ness, n.
(In`com*pat`i*bil"i*ty) n.; pl. -ties [Cf. F. incompatibilité.] The quality or state of being
incompatible; inconsistency; irreconcilableness.
(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,
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.
(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.
(In`com*pat"i*ble*ness), n. The quality or state of being incompatible; incompatibility.
(In`com*pat"i*bly), adv. In an incompatible manner; inconsistently; incongruously.
(In*com"pe*tence In*com"pe*tency) n. [Cf. F. incompétence.]
1. The quality or state of being incompetent; want of physical, intellectual, or moral ability; insufficiency; inadequacy; as,
the incompetency of a child for hard labor, or of an idiot for intellectual efforts. "Some inherent incompetency."
2. (Law) Want of competency or legal fitness; incapacity; disqualification, as of a person to be heard as
a witness, or to act as a juror, or of a judge to try a cause.