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incomprehensible

[in-kom-pri-hen-suh-buh l, in-kom-] /ˌɪn kɒm prɪˈhɛn sə bəl, ɪnˌkɒm-/
adjective
1.
impossible to understand or comprehend; unintelligible.
2.
Archaic. limitless; not limited or capable of being limited.
Origin of incomprehensible
1300-1350
First recorded in 1300-50; Middle English word from Latin word incomprehēnsibilis. See in-3, comprehensible
Related forms
incomprehensibility, incomprehensibleness, noun
incomprehensibly, adverb
superincomprehensible, adjective
superincomprehensibleness, noun
superincomprehensibly, adverb
Synonyms
1. baffling, bewildering, obscure.
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incomprehensible

/ˌɪnkɒmprɪˈhɛnsəbəl; ɪnˌkɒm-/
adjective
1.
incapable of being understood; unintelligible
2.
(archaic) limitless; boundless
Derived Forms
incomprehensibility, incomprehensibleness, noun
incomprehensibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for incomprehensible
adj.

mid-14c., from Latin incomprehensibilis, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + comprehensibilis (see comprehensible).

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