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incomprehension

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noun in·com·pre·hen·sion \-ˈhen(t)-shən\

Simple Definition of incomprehension

  • : lack of understanding

Full Definition of incomprehension

  1. :  lack of comprehension or understanding

Examples of incomprehension

  1. She gave me a look of complete incomprehension.

  2. He viewed the situation with incomprehension.



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