incomprehensible

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adjective in·com·pre·hen·si·ble \(ˌ)in-ˌkäm-pri-ˈhen(t)-sə-bəl\

Definition of incomprehensible

  1. 1 archaic :  having or subject to no limits

  2. 2 :  impossible to comprehend :  unintelligible incomprehensible instructions

incomprehensibility

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

incomprehensibleness

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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.

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

incomprehensible

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adjective in·com·pre·hen·si·ble \(ˌ)in-ˌkäm-pri-ˈhen(t)-sə-bəl\

Definition of incomprehensible for English Language Learners

  • : impossible to understand : not comprehensible


INCOMPREHENSIBLE Defined for Kids

incomprehensible

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

Definition of incomprehensible for Students

  1. :  impossible to understand The phone message was incomprehensible.

incomprehensibly

\-blē\ adverb


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