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incomprehensible

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adjective in·com·pre·hen·si·ble \(ˌ)in-ˌkäm-pri-ˈhen(t)-sə-bəl\

Simple Definition of incomprehensible

  • : impossible to understand : not comprehensible

Full Definition of incomprehensible

  1. 1 archaic :  having or subject to no limits

  2. 2 :  impossible to comprehend :  unintelligible <incomprehensible instructions>

in·com·pre·hen·si·bil·i·ty play \-ˌhen(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
in·com·pre·hen·si·ble·ness noun
in·com·pre·hen·si·bly play \-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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