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INCOMPREHENSIBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does incomprehensible mean? 

INCOMPREHENSIBLE (adjective)
  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 


INCOMPREHENSIBLE (adjective)


Sense 1incomprehensible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Incapable of being explained or accounted for

Synonyms:

incomprehensible; inexplicable

Context examples:

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

Similar:

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)

Also:

incomprehensible; uncomprehensible (difficult to understand)

insoluble (admitting of no solution or explanation)


Sense 2incomprehensible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Difficult to understand

Synonyms:

uncomprehensible; incomprehensible

Context example:

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

Similar:

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)

Also:

unclear (not clear to the mind)

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

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

Antonym:

comprehensible (capable of being comprehended or understood)


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