What is another word for incompatible?

770 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ɪnkəmpˈatəbə͡l], [ ɪnkəmpˈatəbə‍l], [ ɪ_n_k_ə_m_p_ˈa_t_ə_b_əl]

Incompatible refers to something that cannot coexist or work together smoothly. There are several synonyms for this word, including diametrically opposed, contradictory, incongruous, conflicting, irreconcilable, and antithetical. Diametrically opposed emphasizes how completely opposite two things are. Contradictory refers to statements that conflict with each other. Incongruous suggests that something is out of place or doesn't belong. Conflicting refers to two things that are in disagreement or conflict with each other. Irreconcilable emphasizes how different and opposing two things are. Antithetical highlights the opposing nature of two things, and how they cannot coexist. All of these words can be used to describe situations where two things cannot work together.

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What are the hyponyms for Incompatible?

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  • Other hyponyms:

    • n.
      backward-incompatible.

What are the opposite words for incompatible?

Incompatible means not able to exist or work together due to fundamental differences. Antonyms for incompatible would be harmonious, compatible, sympathetic, agreeable, fitting, suitable and complementary. Harmonious means the presence of a positive relationship, friendly and cooperative, while compatible signifies a compatibility that is able to coexist or work together. Sympathetic connotes a willingness or approachability, agreeing and understanding, while agreeable means a state or quality of being pleasing or welcomed. Fitting refers to something that is appropriate or acceptable, and complementary is used to describe two things that support or enhance each other. All of these antonyms represent working relationships that exist because of the understanding between entities.

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Usage examples for Incompatible

One theory, struck out by the pressure of the difficulty, and frequently advanced, was not altogether incompatible with the ideas suggested by John in this prologue.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
Sovereign and trader may be incompatible occupations, as Adam Smith asserts, but in Germany, at least, they have never seemed so.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae
As in the case of Childe Roland, the poetic truth of the Duchess's romance is incompatible with rational explanation, and independent of it.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr

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