[in-koh-heer-uh n-see, -her-]

noun, plural in·co·her·en·cies.

Origin of incoherency

First recorded in 1675–85; in-3 + coherency Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for incoherencies

Historical Examples of incoherencies

  • They are incoherencies, but they are not without some foundation.


    Charles James Lever

  • Sprinkle your vision with collisions, curses, incoherencies.

  • His best utterances were but incoherencies to the human ears that heard them.

    Library Notes

    A. P. Russell

  • His position and surroundings tended to aggravate his incoherencies of statement.

    Hours in a Library

    Leslie Stephen

  • The lady seemed to see nothing inconsistent in his incoherencies.

Word Origin and History for incoherencies



1680s, from incoherent + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper