Dictionary Definition

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]

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From incomprehensibilis.



  1. impossible or very difficult to understand
    • Greg Bear, Heads, 1990
      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.'
    • Mark Twain, Letters From The Earth, 1938
      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.


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