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incomprehension

[in-kom-pri-hen-shuh n, in-kom-]
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noun
  1. lack of comprehension or understanding: The audience listened politely but with incomprehension.
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Origin of incomprehension

First recorded in 1595–1605; in-3 + comprehension
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incomprehension

noun
  1. inability or failure to comprehend; lack of understanding
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Word Origin and History for incomprehension

n.

c.1600, from in- (1) "not" + comprehension.

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