incomprehensible

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French incomprehensible, from Latin incomprehensibilis.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪnkɑmprəhɛnsɪbəl/
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Adjective[edit]

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, 1938
      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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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

incomprehensible m, f (plural incomprehensibles)

  1. incomprehensible

References[edit]

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