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incomprehensible Explained

incomprehensible at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[ıŋ'kɔmprə'hensıbəl]

incomprehensible at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1340, from L. incomprehensibilis, from in- "not" + comprehensibilis (see comprehend). ///

incomprehensible at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj difficult or impossible to understand// --legal documents full of incomprehensible jargon// --I find your attitude quite incomprehensible.// incomprehensible to// --His accent made his speech incomprehensible to me.// -- incomprehensibly adv // -- incomprehensibility/[hA366]nk[hA361]mpr[hA366]hens[hA369]b[hA366]l[hA369]ti $ -k[hA35A][hA359]m-/ n [U] //

incomprehensible at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

106 Moby Thesaurus words for "incomprehensible":
Greek to one, abstruse, all-comprehensive, all-inclusive,
ambiguous, antic, arcane, baffling, beguiling, bewildering,
beyond understanding, boundless, countless, cryptic, dark, deep,
endless, enigmatic, eternal, exceptional, exhaustless,
extending everywhere, extraordinary, fabulous, fanciful, fantastic,
fascinating, illimitable, illimited, immeasurable, immense,
impenetrable, impossible, inarticulate, incalculable, incognizable,
incoherent, inconceivable, incredible, indecipherable,
inexhaustible, infinite, infinitely continuous, innumerable,
inscrutable, interminable, interminate, limitless, marvelous,
measureless, miraculous, mysterious, mystifying, no end of,
numinous, obscure, occult, opaque, outlandish, passing strange,
past comprehension, perpetual, perplexing, phenomenal, prodigious,
puzzling, rambling, rare, recondite, remarkable, sensational,
shoreless, strange, striking, stupendous, sumless, termless,
unaccountable, unbelievable, unbounded, uncircumscribed,
unconnected, undecipherable, unexpected, unfathomable, unheard-of,
unimaginable, unintelligible, unique, universal, unknowable,
unlimited, unmeasurable, unmeasured, unnumbered, unplumbed,
unprecedented, unsearchable, untold, without bound, without end,
without limit, without measure, without number, wonderful,
wondrous

incomprehensible at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Infinity): infinite, immense, numberless, countless, measureless, innumerable, immeasurable, incalculable, illimitable, inexhaustible, interminable, unfathomable, indefinite, without number, without measure, without limit, endless, incomprehensible, limitless, boundless, unnumbered, unmeasured, unbounded, unlimited, perpetual.

[ADJ] (Unintelligibility): unintelligible, unaccountable, undecipherable, undiscoverable, unknowable, unfathomable, inexplicable, inscrutable, incomprehensible, insoluble, impenetrable, illegible, unexplained, paradoxical, enigmatic, enigmatical, puzzling, obscure, nebulous, opaque.

incomprehensible at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective
~ (to sb) impossible to understand
SYN UNINTELLIGIBLE:
Some application forms can be incomprehensible to ordinary people. * He found his son's actions totally incomprehensible.
OPP COMPREHENSIBLE
incomprehensibility noun [U]
incomprehensibly adverb

Incomprehensible at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Incomprehensible \In*com`pre*hen"si*ble\, a. [L.
incomprehensibilis: cf. F. incompr['e]hensible. See {In-}
not, and {Comprehensible}.]
1. Not capable of being contained within limits.

An infinite and incomprehensible substance.
--Hooker.

2. Not capable of being comprehended or understood; beyond
the reach of the human intellect; inconceivable.

And all her numbered stars that seem to roll Spaces
incomprehensible. --Milton.
-- {In*com`pre*hen"si*ble*ness}, n. --
{In*com`pre*hen"si*bly}, adv.

incomprehensible at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

incomprehensible
adj 1: incapable of being explained or accounted for; "inexplicable
errors"; "left the house at three in the morning for
inexplicable reasons" [syn: {inexplicable}] [ant: {explicable}]
2: difficult to understand; "the most incomprehensible thing
about the universe is that it is comprehensible"- A.
Einstein [syn: {uncomprehensible}] [ant: {comprehensible}]

incomprehensible at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » incompréhensible

English

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la incomprehensibilis.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ɪnkɑmprəhɛnsɪbəl/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-incomprehensible.ogg|Audio (US)

    Adjective

    Inter: en-ad » j

  • impossible or very difficult to understand
    1. Greg Bear, Heads, 1990
    2. : He shook his head. 'It's not only undefined, it's incomprehensible. Even the QL is befuddled by it and can't give me straight answers.'
    3. Mark Twain, Letters From The Earth, 1938
    4. : But this inference, which is supported by the opening of Book I, renders incomprehensible the note "and I have finished writing this," which is included within the dream.

      Synonyms

      * unfathomable

  • fathomless

    Antonyms

    * comprehensible
  • understandable

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » impossible or very difficult to understand
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|pakuptueshëm
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|անհասկանալի|tr=anhaskanali
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|incomprensible
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|難以理解|alt=難以理解的|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|难以理解|tr=nányǐ lǐjiě de|alt=难以理解的|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|費解|alt=費解的|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|费解|tr=fèijiě de|alt=费解的|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: onbegrijpelijk
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|käsittämätön
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|incompréhensible|m|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|unverständlich, Inter: t+ » de|unbegreiflich, Inter: t+ » de|unfassbar
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ακατανόητος|tr=akatanóitos

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|érthetetlen, Inter: t- » hu|megfoghatatlan, Inter: t+ » hu|felfoghatatlan
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|incomprensibile
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|niezrozumiały
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|incompreensível
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|непонятный|tr=neponjátnyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|непостижимый|tr=nepostižímyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|невразумительный|tr=nevrazumítelʹnyj|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|do-thuigsinneach
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|incomprensible
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|obegriplig
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|anlaşılmaz


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
  • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1

  • Category: zh-min-nan:incomprehensible -
    Translation: et » incomprehensible
    Translation: el » incomprehensible
    Translation: fr » incomprehensible
    Translation: ko » incomprehensible
    Translation: io » incomprehensible
    Translation: it » incomprehensible
    Translation: kn » incomprehensible
    Translation: hu » incomprehensible
    Translation: mg » incomprehensible
    Translation: my » incomprehensible
    Translation: nl » incomprehensible
    Translation: ja » incomprehensible
    Translation: no » incomprehensible
    Translation: pl » incomprehensible
    Translation: sv » incomprehensible
    Translation: ta » incomprehensible
    Translation: vi » incomprehensible
    Translation: zh » incomprehensible

    incompréhensible at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==French==

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » lang=fr|/ɛ̃.kɔ̃.pʁe.ɑ̃.sibl/

    Etymology

    Inter: prefix » lang=fr|in|compréhensible

    Adjective

    Inter: fr-adj-mf » sort=incomprehensible
  • incomprehensible

    Synonyms

    * inintelligible

  • Translation: el » incompréhensible
    Translation: fr » incompréhensible
    Translation: ko » incompréhensible
    Translation: io » incompréhensible
    Translation: hu » incompréhensible
    Translation: mg » incompréhensible
    Translation: no » incompréhensible
    Translation: fi » incompréhensible
    Translation: vi » incompréhensible