uncomprehending

adjective
un·​com·​pre·​hend·​ing | \ ˌən-ˌkäm-pri-ˈhen-diŋ How to pronounce uncomprehending (audio) , -prē- \

Definition of uncomprehending

: not comprehending : lacking understanding

Other Words from uncomprehending

uncomprehendingly \ ˌən-​ˌkäm-​pri-​ˈhen-​diŋ-​lē How to pronounce uncomprehending (audio) , -​prē-​ \ adverb

Examples of uncomprehending in a Sentence

They were uncomprehending of what was going on. He gave me an uncomprehending look when I mentioned her name.
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First Known Use of uncomprehending

1810, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncomprehending.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncomprehending. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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