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in·co·her·ent

 (ĭn′kō-hîr′ənt)
adj.
1. Lacking cohesion, connection, or harmony; not coherent: incoherent fragments of a story.
2. Unable to think or express one's thoughts in a clear or orderly manner: incoherent with grief.

in′co·her′ent·ly adv.
in′co·her′ent·ness n.

incoherent

(ˌɪnkəʊˈhɪərənt)
adj
1. lacking in clarity or organization; disordered
2. unable to express oneself clearly; inarticulate
3. (General Physics) physics (of two or more waves) having the same frequency but not the same phase: incoherent light.
ˌincoˈherence, ˌincoˈherency, ˌincoˈherentness n
ˌincoˈherently adv

in•co•her•ent

(ˌɪn koʊˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-)

adj.
1. lacking logical connection: incoherent thoughts.
2. inarticulate: incoherent with rage.
3. loose; disjointed.
[1620–30]
in`co•her′ent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incoherent - without logical or meaningful connection; "a turgid incoherent presentation"
illogical, unlogical - lacking in correct logical relation
irrational - not consistent with or using reason; "irrational fears"; "irrational animals"
coherent, consistent, logical, ordered - marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts; "a coherent argument"
2.incoherent - (physics) of waves having no stable definite or stable phase relation
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
coherent - (physics) of waves having a constant phase relation
3.incoherent - unable to express yourself clearly or fluentlyincoherent - unable to express yourself clearly or fluently; "felt tongue-tied with embarrassment"; "incoherent with grief"
inarticulate, unarticulate - without or deprived of the use of speech or words; "inarticulate beasts"; "remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal"; "inarticulate with rage"; "an inarticulate cry"

incoherent

Translations
مُتَفَكِّك، غير مُتَماسِك
bez sebe
usammenhængende
ruglinslegur, samhengislaus
be sąryšionerišliainerišlumaspadrikumas
nesakarīgs
abuk sabukne söylediği anlaşılmaz

incoherent

[ˌɪnkəʊˈhɪərənt] ADJ [person, words, letter] → incoherente; [argument] → falto de coherencia, incoherente; [conversation] → sin sentido, incoherente
to become incoherentvolverse incoherente
he was incoherent with rageestaba tan furioso que casi no podía hablar, balbuceaba de rabia

incoherent

[ˌɪnkəʊˈhɪərənt] adj
[person] → incohérent(e)
[policy, organization] → incohérent(e)

incoherent

adj style, argument, speechzusammenhanglos, unzusammenhängend, inkohärent (geh); personsich unklar or undeutlich ausdrückend; drunk etcschwer verständlich; he was incoherent with rageseine wütenden Worte waren kaum zu verstehen; the patient is still incoherentder Kranke ist noch nicht ansprechbar; an incoherent set of objectivesin sich widersprüchliche Ziele pl

incoherent

[ˌɪnkəʊˈhɪərnt] adj (person) → incoerente
he was incoherent with rage → non connetteva per la rabbia

incoherent

(inkouˈhiərənt) adjective
talking, writing etc in a way which is not easy to follow. He was quite incoherent with rage.
ˌincoˈherently adverb
ˌincoˈherence noun

in·co·her·ent

a. incoherente, que no coordina las ideas.

incoherent

adj incoherente
References in classic literature ?
But soon even these intervals of consciousness ended, and she lay hour after hour, tossing to and fro, with incoherent words on her lips, or sank into a heavy sleep which brought her no refreshment.
A solemn and respectful silence succeeded this incoherent burst from the lips of the Delaware prophet.
If the children gathered about her, as they sometimes did, Pearl would grow positively terrible in her puny wrath, snatching up stones to fling at them, with shrill, incoherent exclamations, that made her mother tremble, because they had so much the sound of a witch's anathemas in some unknown tongue.
breaking moreover into a happy laugh which, immediately after, as if it were a vocal accompaniment, he prolonged into incoherent, extravagant song.
Each time, Marija would emit a howl and fly at them, shaking her fists in their faces, stamping upon the floor, purple and incoherent with rage.
I did not, when a slave, understand the deep meaning of those rude and apparently incoherent songs.
Fortunately, the beasts seemed more bent on stretching their paws, and yawning, and flourishing their tails, than devouring me alive; but they would suffer no resurrection, and I was forced to lie till their malignant masters pleased to deliver me: then, hatless and trembling with wrath, I ordered the miscreants to let me out - on their peril to keep me one minute longer - with several incoherent threats of retaliation that, in their indefinite depth of virulency, smacked of King Lear.
Not so much in obedience, as in surprise and fear: for on the raising of the hand, he became sensible of confused noises in the air; incoherent sounds of lamentation and regret; wailings inexpressibly sorrowful and self-accusatory.
I had many a broken sleep inside the Yarmouth mail, and many an incoherent dream of all these things.
I was greatly dejected and distressed, but in an incoherent wholesale sort of way.
I fell back against the wall and he came up to me, grinding his teeth, and, as I fell upon my knees, he hissed mad, incoherent words and curses at me.
The chaplain resolved to try the experiment, and obtaining access to the madman conversed with him for an hour or more, during the whole of which time he never uttered a word that was incoherent or absurd, but, on the contrary, spoke so rationally that the chaplain was compelled to believe him to be sane.