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Examples of incoherent in a Sentence
The fever made her incoherent.
He was very upset and practically incoherent after the accident.
The memo is completely incoherent.
Recent Examples of incoherent from the Web
Hornace, when reached for comment, replied with mostly incoherent screaming.
The cost to Oregon families of this incoherent approach is sobering.
As his interview from a few weeks ago shows, the guy is incoherent and unhinged.
Most of McHenry's occasional public appearances since her departure from ESPN have been standard-fare disingenuous right-wing bleating, but this one is too incoherent to be grouped into the same category with any degree of confidence.
Needless to say, Murray’s threnody for Europe is as fundamentally incoherent as its late-19th-century originals.
And Trump’s incoherent twitter stream toward China — one day praise, another day threatening to cut off all trade — only undercuts any chance of persuading Beijing to be tougher on its dangerous neighbor.
One of the drunk men walked up to the driver’s side window and said something incoherent to Taylor, who started to pull away.
Whatever logic justified Sekulow’s recruitment was shattered on Sunday, when the fiery culture warrior of the 1990s was reduced to an incoherent propagandist.
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Did You Know?
Something that is coherent holds or sticks together firmly, with resistance to separation (that is, it coheres). Coherent, ultimately from the Latin co- ("together") and haerēre ("to stick or cling"), entered English in the 16th century and almost from the beginning was used both of physical things ("coherent stone") and of things which hold together in a much less palpable way ("coherent thoughts"). Its antonym, incoherent, entered the language about three-quarters of a century later. Like coherent, incoherent can be applied to both the tangible and the intangible. But, whether we are speaking of sand or logic, all things incoherent have one thing in common: they do not hold together, literally or figuratively, in a unified or intelligible whole.
First Known Use of incoherent
Synonymschoppy, disconnected, disjointed, unconnected
Related Wordsbaffling, bewildering, confounding, confused, confusing, disordered, disorderly, disorganized, muddled, perplexing, puzzling, unorganized; disconcerting, frustrating; fallacious, illogical, inconsistent, invalid, irrational, unsound; absurd, asinine, bizarre, curious, eccentric, foolish, odd, outlandish, outré, peculiar, screwy, strange, unreasonable, unusual, weird; meaningless, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, ridiculous, senseless, silly; unconvincing; inexplicable, unaccountable, unexplainable
Near Antonymsordered, orderly, organized, systematic, systematized; logical, rational, reasonable, sensible, solid, sound, valid; cogent, compelling, convincing, persuasive, plausible, satisfying; clear, clear-cut, lucid, perspicuous, transparent, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable
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