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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
The footage released Tuesday shows that Curry moaning and saying things that are incoherent as officers attempt to arrest him, Begnaud reports.
The idea of pure thought was biologically incoherent: cognition was always embodied.
Clements, 34, was killed following a standoff on Interstate 90 after refusing for more than an hour to leave her car and was at times hostile or incoherent.
America’s incoherent Russia policy is offering China dangerous lessons about what works on the international stage.
Davis appeared to be incoherent and suffering from hypothermia when he was arrested Saturday morning, Yeagley said.
The driver, a 29-year-old from Cleveland, was incoherent and could not stand up by himself.
The Republican Party’s official position on health-care policy is incoherent — because its actual one is politically toxic.
But the notion that art belongs to a zone of human experience somehow distinct from other human experiences is both conceptually incoherent and intellectually crippling.
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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
INCOHERENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of incoherent for English Language Learners
: not able to talk or express yourself in a clear way that can be easily understood
: not logical or well-organized : not easy to understand
INCOHERENT Defined for Kids
Definition of incoherent for Students
- He was so upset, his speech was incoherent.
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