incomprehensible
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin incomprehensibilis, from in- + comprehensibilis comprehensible Date: 14th century 1. archaic having or subject to no limits 2. impossible to comprehend ; unintelligible <
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incomprehensibility nounincomprehensibleness nounincomprehensibly adverb

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  • incompréhensible — [ ɛ̃kɔ̃preɑ̃sibl ] adj. • XIVe; lat. incomprehensibilis 1 ♦ Qui ne peut être compris; dont la pensée ne peut saisir l essence. ⇒ inconcevable. La nature de Dieu « est immense, incompréhensible et infinie » (Descartes). L homme est un « monstre… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Incomprehensible — In*com pre*hen si*ble, a. [L. incomprehensibilis: cf. F. incompr[ e]hensible. See {In } not, and {Comprehensible}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not capable of being contained within limits. [1913 Webster] An infinite and incomprehensible substance. Hooker …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incomprehensible — Incomprehensible. adj. de tout genre. Inconcevable, qui ne peut estre compris. Dieu est incomprehensible. les voyes de Dieu sont incomprehensibles. On dit qu Un homme, qu une femme sont incomprehensibles, quand ils ont des manieres… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • incomprehensible — [in käm΄prē hen′sə bəl, in käm΄prihen′sə bəl] adj. [ME < OFr or L: OFr incompréhensible < L incomprehensibilis] 1. not comprehensible; that cannot be understood; obscure or unintelligible 2. Archaic illimitable incomprehensibility n.… …   English World dictionary

  • incomprehensible — I adjective abstruse, acroamatic, acroamatical, acroatic, ambiguous, beyond comprehension, concealed, dark, deep, difficult to comprehend, dim, enigmatic, enigmatical, esoteric, fathomless, hard to understand, hidden, impenetrable, impossible to… …   Law dictionary

  • incomprehensible — (adj.) mid 14c., from L. incomprehensibilis, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + comprehensibilis (see COMPREHENSIBLE (Cf. comprehensible)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • incomprehensible  — [adj] not understandable baffling, beats me*, beyond comprehension, beyond one’s grasp*, clear as mud*, cryptic, Delphic*, enigmatic, fathomless, Greek*, impenetrable, incognizable, inconceivable, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying, obscure,… …   New thesaurus

  • incomprehensible — Incomprehensible, Incomprehensibilis …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • incomprehensible — (Del lat. incomprehensibĭlis). adj. incomprensible …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • incomprehensible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not able to be understood. DERIVATIVES incomprehensibility noun incomprehensibly adverb incomprehension noun …   English terms dictionary

  • incompréhensible — (in kon pré an si bl ) adj. 1°   Qui ne peut être compris. •   Sachant que ma nature est extrêmement faible et limitée et que celle de Dieu au contraire est immense, incompréhensible et infinie, DESC. Médit. IV, 5. •   C est lui [Dieu] qui fait… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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