- not intelligible; not capable of being understood.
Origin of unintelligible
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incomprehensible, baffling, undecipherable.
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Examples from the Web for unintelligible
The Thompsons, while goofy and simple and often unintelligible, really and truly loved each other.The Shocking Rise and Fall of ‘Honey Boo Boo’
October 24, 2014
But in this case, their anger could end up amounting to more than just an unintelligible rant on Twitter.Democrats, You Better Get Angry or You’ll Lose Congress
April 23, 2014
The microphones in the chamber were off so that what she was saying was unintelligible on the floor and to viewers on C-SPAN.Stenographer Starts Shouting During Debt Limit Vote
October 17, 2013
The microphones in the chamber were off during the vote so that what she was saying was unintelligible on the floor.Inside the GOP Surrender
October 17, 2013
For all of the breathless, unintelligible talk about the Higgs, think of it this way.The Higgs Boson: Why You Should Care
July 6, 2012
Evelyn made some incoherent response, unintelligible to Grace.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
"All this is unintelligible to me," responded my guide, with indifference.A Virtuoso's Collection (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
Let us now listen to a conversation which we hope will not be quite so unintelligible.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
Every proposition, which is not true, is there confused and unintelligible.
My principle vindicates God from unintelligible abstractions.Slavery Ordained of God
Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
- not able to be understood; incomprehensible
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Word Origin and History for unintelligible
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