incomprehension

[ in-kom-pri-hen-shuh n, in-kom- ]
/ ˌɪn kɒm prɪˈhɛn ʃən, ɪnˌkɒm- /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for incomprehension

incomprehension
/ (ˌɪnkɒmprɪˈhɛnʃən, ɪnˌkɒm-) /

noun

inability or failure to comprehend; lack of understanding
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