incoherent

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

adjective


Nearby words

  1. incognita,
  2. incognito,
  3. incognizant,
  4. incoherence,
  5. incoherency,
  6. incohesive,
  7. incombustible,
  8. income,
  9. income account,
  10. income bond

Origin of incoherent

First recorded in 1620–30; in-3 + coherent

SYNONYMS FOR incoherent
1. confused, irrational, muddled.

Related formsin·co·her·ent·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for incoherent

incoherent

adjective

lacking in clarity or organization; disordered
unable to express oneself clearly; inarticulate
physics (of two or more waves) having the same frequency but not the same phaseincoherent light
Derived Formsincoherence, incoherency or incoherentness, nounincoherently, adverb

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Word Origin and History for incoherent

incoherent

adj.

1620s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + coherent. Related: Incoherently.

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