un-understandable

adjective

un-un·​der·​stand·​able ˌən-ˌən-dər-ˈstan-də-bəl How to pronounce un-understandable (audio)
variants or ununderstandable
: impossible to understand : not understandable
Karl Jaspers held, famously, that schizophrenic phenomena are ununderstandable.Naomi Eilan

Examples of un-understandable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For instance, an expression like 'liberal populism' makes sense in America and is completely un-understandable for anybody in Europe. Foreign Affairs, 12 Dec. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1631, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of un-understandable was circa 1631

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“Un-understandable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/un-understandable. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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