ungraspable

adjective un·grasp·able \ ˌən-ˈgra-spə-bəl \
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of ungraspable

: not able to be grasped : not graspable; especially : not easily understood or imagined
  • That tree had witnessed the assaults of men in mail—how remote such a time seems, and how ungraspable is the fact that real men ever did fight in real armor! …
  • —Mark Twain
  • … students … sometimes recoil in stupefaction and dismay at their ungraspable complexity.
  • —William Plowden

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1741

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