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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French incomprehensible, from Latin incomprehensibilis.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɪnkɑmpɹəˈhɛnsɪbəl/
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AdjectiveEdit

incomprehensible (comparative more incomprehensible, superlative most incomprehensible)

  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, (posthumous) 1962
      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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NounEdit

incomprehensible (plural incomprehensibles)

  1. Anything that is beyond understanding.

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

First known attestation 1314, borrowed from Latin incomprehensibilis[1].

AdjectiveEdit

incomprehensible m or f (plural incomprehensibles)

  1. incomprehensible

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ incompréhensible” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).