incomprehensibility


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in·com·pre·hen·si·ble

 (ĭn′kŏm-prĭ-hĕn′sə-bəl, ĭn-kŏm′-)
adj.
1.
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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