incomprehensible


in·com·pre·hen·si·ble

adjective \(ˌ)in-ˌkäm-pri-ˈhen(t)-sə-bəl\

: impossible to understand : not comprehensible

Full Definition of INCOMPREHENSIBLE

1
archaic :  having or subject to no limits
2
:  impossible to comprehend :  unintelligible <incomprehensible instructions>
in·com·pre·hen·si·bil·i·ty \-ˌhen(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
in·com·pre·hen·si·ble·ness noun
in·com·pre·hen·si·bly \-ˈhen(t)-sə-blē\ adverb

Examples of INCOMPREHENSIBLE

  1. I found his behavior utterly incomprehensible.
  2. It's incomprehensible to me that he could have acted that way.

Origin of INCOMPREHENSIBLE

Middle English, from Latin incomprehensibilis, from in- + comprehensibilis comprehensible
First Known Use: 14th century

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