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Definitions for incomprehensible
ˌɪn kɒm prɪˈhɛn sə bəl, ɪnˌkɒm-in·com·pre·hen·si·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inexplicable, incomprehensibleadjective

    incapable of being explained or accounted for

    "inexplicable errors"; "left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons"

  2. incomprehensible, uncomprehensibleadjective

    difficult to understand

    "the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible"- A. Einstein


  1. incomprehensibleadjective

    impossible or very difficult to understand

  2. Etymology: From incomprehensibilis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Incomprehensibleadjective

    Etymology: incomprehensible, Fr. in and comprehensible.

    His precepts tend to the improving and perfecting the most valuable part of us, and annexing incomprehensible rewards as an eternal weight of glory. Henry Hammond.

    One thing more is incomprehensible in this matter. John Locke.

    The laws of vegetation, life, sustenance, and propagation are the arbitrary pleasure of God, and may vary in manners incomprehensible to our imaginations. Richard Bentley.

    Presence every where is the sequel of an infinite and incomprehensible substance; for what can be every where but that which can no where be comprehended? Richard Hooker.


  1. incomprehensible

    Incomprehensible is an adjective that describes something that is impossible or extremely difficult to understand. It can relate to things like language, texts, signs, events, situations, concepts, or actions. This term typically implies a degree of complexity, obscurity, or confusion that is beyond ordinary understanding or explanation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incomprehensibleadjective

    not capable of being contained within limits

  2. Incomprehensibleadjective

    not capable of being comprehended or understood; beyond the reach of the human intellect; inconceivable

  3. Etymology: [L. incomprehensibilis: cf. F. incomprhensible. See In- not, and Comprehensible.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Incomprehensible

    in-kom-pre-hen′si-bl, adj. not capable of being understood: not to be contained within limits.—ns. Incomprehensibil′ity, Incomprehen′sibleness, Incomprehen′sion.—adv. Incomprehen′sibly.—adj. Incomprehen′sive, limited.—n. Incomprehen′siveness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incomprehensible in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incomprehensible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of incomprehensible in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    Each precious young soul that was taken is an incomprehensible loss.

  2. Le Maire:

    We made a compromise offer to Germany in December and I am convinced that a deal is within arm's reach between now and the end of March. With the European elections just a few months away, our citizens would find it incomprehensible if we gave up on this.

  3. Von Essen:

    I think about it, unwillingly, every day. It just pops into my head, the activity of that day was so incomprehensible that you just go through it doing the best you can, trying to make sense out of it.

  4. San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi:

    It is incredibly sad and incomprehensible that this tragedy is being used as a platform for political gain.

  5. Jane Austen:

    It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.

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