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 (ĭn′kŏm-prĭ-hĕn′sə-bəl, ĭn-kŏm′-)
a. Difficult or impossible to understand or comprehend; unintelligible: incomprehensible jargon.
b. Impossible to know or fathom: incomprehensible mysteries.
2. Archaic Having no limits; boundless.

in′com·pre·hen′si·bil′i·ty, in′com·pre·hen′si·ble·ness n.
in′com·pre·hen′si·bly adv.
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Noun1.incomprehensibility - the quality of being incomprehensible
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
inscrutability - the quality of being impossible to investigate; "the inscrutability of the future"
illegibility - the quality of writing (print or handwriting) that cannot be deciphered
impenetrableness, impenetrability - incomprehensibility by virtue of being too dense to understand
noise - incomprehensibility resulting from irrelevant information or meaningless facts or remarks; "all the noise in his speech concealed the fact that he didn't have anything to say"
opaqueness, opacity - incomprehensibility resulting from obscurity of meaning
abstruseness, obscurity, reconditeness, obscureness - the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand
unintelligibility - incomprehensibility as a consequence of being unintelligible
unclearness - incomprehensibility as a result of not being clear
comprehensibility, understandability - the quality of comprehensible language or thought
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Then he laughed about her, and asked me if I had ever seen such a fierce little piece of incomprehensibility.
Why he had done it, what could have provoked him to such a breach of hospitality, and so suddenly turned all his partial regard for their daughter into actual ill will, was a matter which they were at least as far from divining as Catherine herself; but it did not oppress them by any means so long; and, after a due course of useless conjecture, that "it was a strange business, and that he must be a very strange man," grew enough for all their indignation and wonder; though Sarah indeed still indulged in the sweets of incomprehensibility, exclaiming and conjecturing with youthful ardour.
If it were a record of a solemn scientific expedition, it would have about it that gravity, that profundity, and that impressive incomprehensibility which are so proper to works of that kind, and withal so attractive.
To question him in detail, and endeavour to reconcile his answers; to closet him with accountants and sharp practitioners, learned in the wiles of insolvency and bankruptcy; was only to put the case out at compound interest and incomprehensibility.
In American public life, you can never overestimate the advantages of complete and total incomprehensibility.
When Jacques Derrida describes forgiving the unforgivable as a kind of "madness," his language points to an incomprehensibility at the heart of forgiveness, an incomprehensibility that also reveals the limitations of our language of forgiveness ("On Forgiveness" 55).
Now a grown man living in fog-shrouded San Francisco, Kyle is haunted by the incomprehensibility of his brother's self-destruction.
Indeed, when several states implemented restrictive price controls in the late 1970s and '80s, that's exactly what happened: The rules became complex to the point of incomprehensibility, and the big hospitals who were supposed to be reined in by the system effectively controlled it.
On the subject of style, the density and at times incomprehensibility of the English style of the articles in this volume lessens the effectiveness of the authors' arguments.
The intractability of cultural differences is evident here in its departures from international filmmaking standards and the sheer incomprehensibility of certain practices and conventions.
Hilaire then shows that this understanding plays a part in the writings of Aquinas on the natural world, that he believes "inherent to nature is a certain degree of unpredictability, spontaneity, incomprehensibility, and awe.
Furthermore, by the adoption of the currently unconventional stance of designing closed tasks that highlight individual identity and downplay cultural identity, the project appeared to minimize intercultural tension, unmanageable levels of incomprehensibility, and inability to arrive at task outcomes.