incomprehensible

adjective in·com·pre·hen·si·ble \ (ˌ)in-ˌkäm-pri-ˈhen(t)-sə-bəl \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of incomprehensible

1 archaic : having or subject to no limits
2 : impossible to comprehend : unintelligible
  • incomprehensible instructions

incomprehensibility

play \(ˌ)in-ˌkäm-pri-ˌhen(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

incomprehensibleness

noun

incomprehensibly

play \(ˌ)in-ˌkäm-pri-ˈhen(t)-sə-blē\ adverb

Examples of incomprehensible in a Sentence

  1. I found his behavior utterly incomprehensible.

  2. It's incomprehensible to me that he could have acted that way.

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Origin and Etymology of incomprehensible

Middle English, from Latin incomprehensibilis, from in- + comprehensibilis comprehensible


INCOMPREHENSIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

incomprehensible

adjective

Definition of incomprehensible for English Language Learners

  • : impossible to understand : not comprehensible


INCOMPREHENSIBLE Defined for Kids

incomprehensible

adjective in·com·pre·hen·si·ble \ ˌin-ˌkäm-pri-ˈhen-sə-bəl \

Definition of incomprehensible for Students

: impossible to understand
  • The phone message was incomprehensible.

incomprehensibly

\-blē\ adverb


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