un·​in·​ter·​pret·​able | \ ˌən-in-ˈtər-prə-tə-bəl How to pronounce uninterpretable (audio) , -pə-tə- \

Definition of uninterpretable

: incapable of being interpreted or explained : not interpretable an uninterpretable silence/gesture uninterpretable data

Examples of uninterpretable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During his infamously contentious confirmation hearings as a Supreme Court nominee in 1987, then-judge Robert Bork said the meaning of the Ninth Amendment was too uncertain for judges to enforce, famously comparing it to an uninterpretable inkblot. James T. Knight Ii, National Review, "Americans Should Remember the Ninth Amendment," 20 Nov. 2019 Specifically, Figure 1 of the study is uninterpretable. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Bogus homeopathy data published in top journal sparks outcry, facepalms," 10 Oct. 2018 The series’ infamous dream sequences are at once uninterpretable and sufficiently, if incompletely, interpreted by the characters on the show so that the mystery can unfold coherently. Willa Paskin, Slate Magazine, "Before Special Agent Dale Cooper, you could just watch a show. Now you have to solve it.," 3 May 2017

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First Known Use of uninterpretable

1625, in the meaning defined above

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26 Nov 2019

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“Uninterpretable.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninterpretable. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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