Definition of incomprehensible
1 archaic : having or subject to no limits
2 : impossible to comprehend : unintelligible incomprehensible instructions
incomprehensibilityplay \(ˌ)in-ˌkäm-pri-ˌhen(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
incomprehensiblyplay \(ˌ)in-ˌkäm-pri-ˈhen(t)-sə-blē\ adverb
Examples of incomprehensible in a Sentence
I found his behavior utterly incomprehensible.
It's incomprehensible to me that he could have acted that way.
Recent Examples of incomprehensible from the Web
Technical twist: The film’s aspect ratio gradually expands from 1:11 to 1:85 as Parisi wanders an increasingly incomprehensible world.
The rustic dialect, butt of innumerable jokes, can be simply incomprehensible and, at worst, viscerally annoying.
It is alleged that a bold new production will open shortly on the same stage, starring Angela Merkel, Nigel Farage, and a French Communist union boss with a resplendent mustache and an incomprehensible accent.
And there’s the matter of the country’s youth unemployment (those under 25): an almost incomprehensible 45.5 percent.
Mortgage-loan documents, payday-loan papers, car-loan terms, and other lending products are often equally incomprehensible.
The narrative is replaced by details about the bank’s businesses that range from the incomprehensible to the disturbing.
The Hive is an ugly, incomprehensible social-interactive device, and the Aurora a portable lightshow that can be set to indicate your emotions alongside your call or message.
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Origin and Etymology of incomprehensible
Middle English, from Latin incomprehensibilis, from in- + comprehensibilis comprehensible
First Known Use: 14th century
INCOMPREHENSIBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of incomprehensible for English Language Learners
: impossible to understand : not comprehensible
INCOMPREHENSIBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of incomprehensible for Students
: impossible to understand The phone message was incomprehensible.
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