Incomprehensibility



[in-kom-pri-hen-suh-buh l, in-kom-] /ˌɪn kɒm prɪˈhɛn sə bəl, ɪnˌkɒm-/

adjective
1.
impossible to understand or comprehend; unintelligible.
2.
Archaic. limitless; not limited or capable of being limited.
/ˌɪnkɒmprɪˈhɛnsəbəl; ɪnˌkɒm-/
adjective
1.
incapable of being understood; unintelligible
2.
(archaic) limitless; boundless
n.

1640s, from French incompréhensibilité (16c.); see incomprehensible.
adj.

mid-14c., from Latin incomprehensibilis, from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + comprehensibilis (see comprehensible).

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