View synonyms for incoherence


[ in-koh-heer-uhns, -her- ]


  1. the quality or state of being incoherent.
  2. something incoherent; an incoherent statement, article, speech, etc.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of incoherence1

First recorded in 1605–15; in- 3 + coherence
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Example Sentences

Sadly, Republicans—who have repeatedly slammed Obama for this kind of blithe incoherence—are not immune to the same disorder.

However, beyond the incoherence of the Malaysian handling of this emergency, are other concerns.

There are other passages of this sort, many others, but the most jarring aspect of the judgment is its incoherence.

So does Meditations in Green, but its incoherence feels purposeful, mimetic.

So in the context of the campaign, it's unfair to single Obama out for incoherence.

He also, in bass incoherence, formulated the opinion that in such a nest might he found true happiness.

She overlooked his incoherence, knowing well that he referred to Bruce and Ivarene.

The very incoherence of the demand witnessed, I think, to the forces that lay behind it.

His words crowded over each other; his growing incoherence was unintelligible to most of the audience.

But his natural incoherence redeemed the situation, and when dinner was over it was already time to start for the opera.