Incomprehension In*com`pre*hen"sion, n. Lack of comprehension or understanding. ``These mazes and incomprehensions.'' --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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  • incompréhension — [ ɛ̃kɔ̃preɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1860; de 1. in et compréhension ♦ Absence de compréhension, incapacité ou refus de comprendre qqn ou qqch., de lui rendre justice; manque d indulgence. ⇒ inintelligence, méconnaissance. L incompréhension de qqn, son… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • incomprehension — index ignorance, incapacity, insentience Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • incomprehension — (n.) c.1600, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not + COMPREHENSION (Cf. comprehension) …   Etymology dictionary

  • incomprehension — [in käm΄prē hen′shən, in käm΄prihen′shən] n. lack of comprehension; inability to understand …   English World dictionary

  • incomprehension — [[t]ɪ̱nkɒmprɪhe̱nʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT Incomprehension is the state of being unable to understand something or someone. Rosie had a look of incomprehension on her face. ...his incomprehension of what happened to his father... The incomprehension… …   English dictionary

  • incomprehension — /in kom pri hen sheuhn, in kom /, n. lack of comprehension or understanding: The audience listened politely but with incomprehension. [1595 1605; IN 3 + COMPREHENSION] * * * …   Universalium

  • incomprehension — noun Want or lack of comprehension or understanding; inability to understand. Stephen blushed; and his father looked from one to the other in a state of utter incomprehension. See Also: comprehensible, comprehension, incomprehensible …   Wiktionary

  • incomprehension — in|com|pre|hen|sion [ınˌkɔmprıˈhenʃən US ˌka:m ] n [U] the state of not being able to understand something ▪ He spread his hands in a gesture of incomprehension …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • incomprehension — in|com|pre|hen|sion [ ın,kamprə henʃən ] noun uncount the condition of not being able to understand: a look of total incomprehension …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • incomprehension — noun (U) the state of not being able to understand something: “Are you leaving me?” she cried, her face full of incomprehension and rage …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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