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Definition of Incompatible

Incompatible

  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.
  2. Incapable of being together without mutual reaction or decomposition, as certain medicines.
  3. 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.

Incompatible Quotations

Just as love is an orientation which refers to all objects and is incompatible with the restriction to one object, so is reason a human faculty which must embrace the whole of the world with which man is confronted.
Erich Fromm

A consistent anarchist must oppose private ownership of the means of production, and the wage-slavery which is a component of this system, as incompatible with the principle that labor must be freely undertaken and under the control of the producer.
Noam Chomsky

Disagreements between incompatible beliefs cannot be settled by reasoned argument because reasoned argument is drummed out of those trained in religion from the cradle.
Richard Dawkins

Freedom and order are not incompatible... truth is strength... free discussion is the very life of truth.
Thomas Huxley

Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
Walter Scott
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Incompatible Translations

incompatible in French is inconciliable
incompatible in Norwegian is uforenlig
incompatible in Spanish is incompatible
incompatible in Swedish is inkompatibel

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