beyond comprehension/understanding

Definition of beyond comprehension/understanding

:cannot be understood
  • His irresponsible actions are beyond comprehension/understanding.

Word by Word Definitions

beyond play
  1. : on or to the farther side : farther

  2. : in addition : besides

  1. : on or to the farther side of : at a greater distance than

  2. : out of the reach or sphere (see 1sphere 4b) of

  3. : in a degree or amount surpassing

  1. : something that lies on or to the farther side : something that lies beyond (see 1beyond 1)

  2. : something that lies outside the scope of ordinary experience

comprehension play
  1. : the act or action of grasping with the intellect : understanding

  2. : knowledge gained by comprehending

  3. : the capacity for understanding fully

understanding play
  1. : a mental grasp : comprehension

  2. : the power of comprehending

  3. : the power to make experience intelligible by applying concepts and categories

  1. : knowing, intelligent

  2. : endowed with understanding : tolerant, sympathetic


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