in·com·pat·i·ble /ˌɪnkəmˈpætəbəl/ 形容詞
In·com·pat·i·ble a. [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.
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.
adj 1: not compatible; "incompatible personalities"; "incompatible
colors" [ant: compatible]
2: used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or
neutralize each other's effect [syn: antagonistic] [ant:
3: not suitable to your tastes or needs; "the uncongenial
roommates were always fighting"; "the task was uncongenial
to one sensitive to rebuffs" [syn: uncongenial] [ant: congenial]
4: incapable of being used with or connected to other devices
or components without modification [ant: compatible]
5: of words so related that one contrasts with the other;
"`rich' and `hard-up' are contrastive terms" [syn: contrastive]
6: not easy to combine harmoniously [syn: ill-sorted, mismated,
7: not compatible with other facts [syn: discrepant]
8: not in keeping with what is correct or proper; "completely
inappropriate behavior" [syn: inappropriate, out or
9: used especially of solids or solutions; incapable of
blending into a stable homogeneous mixture