[in-kom-pri-hen-suh-buh l, in-kom-]
- impossible to understand or comprehend; unintelligible.
- Archaic. limitless; not limited or capable of being limited.
Origin of incomprehensible
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1. baffling, bewildering, obscure.
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Examples from the Web for incomprehensibility
When he did engage, his answers were garbled to the point of incomprehensibility.Rick Screwed the Pooch
October 19, 2011
But this complexity is the work of the understanding; this incomprehensibility is also its work.Creative Evolution
Its mysteries, its incomprehensibility, do not destroy its existence.Fundamental Philosophy, Vol. I (of 2)
Jaime Luciano Balmes
Its results, then, amount only to the incomprehensibility of matter.
Doubt, Surprise and Incomprehensibility arrive at the same moment.Eureka:
Edgar A. Poe
An incomprehensibility is one thing, an inconsistency is another thing.The Crown of Thorns
E. H. Chapin
- incapable of being understood; unintelligible
- archaic limitless; boundless
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Word Origin and History for incomprehensibility
1640s, from French incompréhensibilité (16c.); see incomprehensible.
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