un·​com·​pre·​hend·​ing | \ ˌən-ˌkäm-pri-ˈhen-diŋ , -prē-\

Definition of uncomprehending

: not comprehending : lacking understanding

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uncomprehendingly \ ˌən-​ˌkäm-​pri-​ˈhen-​diŋ-​lē , -​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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Between hauling his uncomprehending old man onto the crapper and toiling at a dead-end job, Erik’s life unambiguously sucks. Matthew Shechmeister, WIRED, "Heart of Dorkness: LARPing Goes Haywire in Wild Hunt," 19 Apr. 2011 Their reaction to Kaepernick broke along often uncomprehending lines of race. Michael Powell, New York Times, "Colin Kaepernick and the Question of Who Gets to Be Called a ‘Patriot’ SEPT. 12, 2016," 13 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of uncomprehending

1810, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of uncomprehending

: not understanding what is happening, being referred to, etc. : showing a lack of understanding or knowledge

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