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 Dictionary entry overview: What does incomprehensible mean? 

  The adjective INCOMPREHENSIBLE has 2 senses:

1. incapable of being explained or accounted for
2. difficult to understand

  Familiarity information: INCOMPREHENSIBLE used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1incomprehensible [BACK TO TOP]


Incapable of being explained or accounted for


incomprehensible; inexplicable

Context examples:

inexplicable errors / left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons


cryptic; cryptical; deep; inscrutable; mysterious; mystifying (of an obscure nature)

paradoxical; self-contradictory (seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true)

unaccountable; unexplainable (not to be accounted for or explained)

unexplained (having the reason or cause not made clear)


incomprehensible; uncomprehensible (difficult to understand)

insoluble (admitting of no solution or explanation)

Sense 2incomprehensible [BACK TO TOP]


Difficult to understand


uncomprehensible; incomprehensible

Context example:

the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible


dark; obscure (marked by difficulty of style or expression)

enigmatic; enigmatical; puzzling (not clear to the understanding)

unfathomable (impossible to come to understand)

impenetrable (impossible to understand)

indecipherable (impossible to determine the meaning of)

lost; missed (not caught with the senses or the mind)

opaque; unintelligible (not clearly understood or expressed)


unclear (not clear to the mind)

unintelligible (poorly articulated or enunciated, or drowned by noise)

incomprehensible; inexplicable (incapable of being explained or accounted for)


comprehensible (capable of being comprehended or understood)

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