Borrowing from French femme incomprise (literally “misunderstood woman”).
femme incomprise (plural femmes incomprises)
- A misunderstood or unappreciated woman.
- 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘A Second-rate Woman’, Under the Deodars, Folio Society 2005, p. 51:
- He posed as the horror of horrors – a misunderstood man. Heaven knows the femme incomprise is sad enough and bad enough – but the other thing!