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Definitions for unintelligible
ˌʌn ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒə bəlun·in·tel·li·gi·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unintelligibleadjective

    poorly articulated or enunciated, or drowned by noise

    "unintelligible speech"

  2. opaque, unintelligibleadjective

    not clearly understood or expressed


  1. unintelligibleadjective

    not intelligible; unable to be understood

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unintelligibleadjective

    Not such as can be understood

    Etymology: inintelligible, Fr.

    The Latin, three hundred years before Marcus Tullius Cicero, was as uninte ligible in his time, as the English and French of the same period are now. Jonathan Swift.

    Did Thetis
    These arms thus labour’d for her son prepare;
    For that dull soul to stare with stupid eyes,
    On the learn’d unintelligible prize! Dryden.

    This notion must be despised as harmless, unintelligible enthusiasm. John Rogers, Sermons.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unintelligible in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unintelligible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of unintelligible in a Sentence

  1. Don Sadoway:

    I said something unintelligible to her and all of a sudden my right side collapsed.

  2. Clyde Kluckhohn:

    Anthropology provides a scientific basis for dealing with the crucial dilemma of the world today how can peoples of different appearance, mutually unintelligible languages, and dissimilar ways of life get along peaceably together

  3. Henry Louis Mencken:

    School days are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence. They are full of dull, unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, with brutal violations of common sense and common decency.

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