unintelligible


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un·in·tel·li·gi·ble

 (ŭn′ĭn-tĕl′ĭ-jə-bəl)
adj.
Difficult or impossible to understand or comprehend; incomprehensible: unintelligible remarks; an unintelligible prose passage.

un′in·tel′li·gi·bil′i·ty n.
un′in·tel′li·gi·bly adv.

unintelligible

(ˌʌnɪnˈtɛlɪdʒɪbəl)
adj
not able to be understood; incomprehensible

un•in•tel•li•gi•ble

(ˌʌn ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒə bəl)

adj.
not intelligible; not capable of being understood.
[1610–20]
un`in•tel`li•gi•bil′i•ty, un`in•tel′li•gi•ble•ness, n.
un`in•tel′li•gi•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unintelligible - poorly articulated or enunciated, or drowned by noiseunintelligible - poorly articulated or enunciated, or drowned by noise; "unintelligible speech"
uncomprehensible, incomprehensible - difficult to understand; "the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible"- A. Einstein
intelligible - well articulated or enunciated, and loud enough to be heard distinctly; "intelligible pronunciation"
2.unintelligible - not clearly understood or expressedunintelligible - not clearly understood or expressed
uncomprehensible, incomprehensible - difficult to understand; "the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible"- A. Einstein

unintelligible

adjective incomprehensible, incoherent, inarticulate, meaningless, muddled, jumbled, unfathomable, illegible, indistinct, indecipherable He muttered something unintelligible. pages inscribed with unintelligible characters
clear, understandable, comprehensible, coherent, lucid, intelligible, legible

unintelligible

adjective
Incapable of being grasped by the intellect or understanding:
Translations
غامِض، لا يُمْكِن فَهْمَه
nesrozumitelný
uforståelig
óskiljanlegur
nesalasāmsnesaprotams
anlaşılmaz

unintelligible

[ˈʌnɪnˈtelɪdʒəbl] ADJininteligible, incomprensible
she mumbled something unintelligiblebalbuceó algo ininteligible or incomprensible

unintelligible

[ˌʌnɪnˈtɛlɪɪbəl] adj (= impossible to understand) → inintelligible

unintelligible

adj personnicht zu verstehen; speech, writingunverständlich; (TV) image, picturenicht erkennbar; this makes him almost unintelligibledas macht es fast unmöglich, ihn zu verstehen

unintelligible

[ˌʌnɪnˈtɛlɪdʒəbl] adjincomprensibile, inintelligibile

unintelligible

(aninˈteliʒəbl) adjective
not able to be understood. unintelligible writing/words.
References in classic literature ?
This speech being unintelligible to the Bulldog he only civilly smiled, which so terrified the Spaniel that he dropped dead in his tracks.
They had little private jokes of their own which, unintelligible to the outsider, amused them enormously.
He felt himself vanquished on all sides, but he felt at the same time that what he wanted to say was unintelligible to his brother.
Beyond this, it must ever be unintelligible to Emma.
He coloured, and stammered out an unintelligible reply.
These he presented to me with a few unintelligible words, and a bearing at once respectful and menacing.
Though the prayer was unintelligible to the Indians, yet, as they knew what the nature of the service was, Mr.
text is unintelligible here***] he conceives that nature will then produce bad men, who will not submit to education, and in this, probably, he is not wrong; for it is certain that there are some persons whom it is impossible by any education to make good men; but why should this change be more peculiar to what he calls the best-formed government, than to all other forms, and indeed to all other things that exist?
Pierre murmured something unintelligible, and continued to look round as if in search of something.
Either my foreign accent made me unintelligible, or the man's suspicions disinclined him to trust me.
To those untravelled there, the traveller's account must always seem unintelligible and fantastic.
For which reason, we hope, that learned faculty, for whom we have so profound a respect, will pardon us the violent hands we have been necessitated to lay on several words and phrases, which of right belong to them, and without which our descriptions must have been often unintelligible.