incomprehension

[in-kom-pri-hen-shuh n, in-kom-]

noun

lack of comprehension or understanding: The audience listened politely but with incomprehension.

Nearby words

  1. incompletion,
  2. incompliant,
  3. incomprehensibility,
  4. incomprehensible,
  5. incomprehensibly,
  6. incomprehensive,
  7. incompressible,
  8. incomputable,
  9. inconceivable,
  10. inconcinnity

Origin of incomprehension

First recorded in 1595–1605; in-3 + comprehension

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British Dictionary definitions for incomprehension

incomprehension

noun

inability or failure to comprehend; lack of understanding
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Word Origin and History for incomprehension

incomprehension

n.

c.1600, from in- (1) "not" + comprehension.

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