incomprehensive

[ in-kom-pri-hen-siv, in-kom- ]
/ ˌɪn kɒm prɪˈhɛn sɪv, ɪnˌkɒm- /

adjective

not comprehending readily; having a slow or inadequate mental grasp.

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Origin of incomprehensive

First recorded in 1645–55; in-3 + comprehensive

OTHER WORDS FROM incomprehensive

in·com·pre·hen·sive·ly, adverbin·com·pre·hen·sive·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for incomprehensive

  • He leaned upon his rake looking after her, his gray eyes gathered into an incomprehensive squint.

    Tess of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
  • Do what he would, this atrocious, incomprehensive calumny would crush him.

    The Count's Millions|Emile Gaboriau

British Dictionary definitions for incomprehensive

incomprehensive
/ (ˌɪnkɒmprɪˈhɛnsɪv, ɪnˌkɒm-) /

adjective

not comprehensive; limited in range or scope

Derived forms of incomprehensive

incomprehensively, adverbincomprehensiveness, noun
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