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 ?
The conversations were miles beyond Jo's comprehension, but she enjoyed it, though Kant and Hegel were unknown gods, the Subjective and Objective unintelligible terms, and the only thing `evolved from her inner consciousness' was a bad headache after it was all over.
After simpering in a small way, like one whose modesty prohibited a more open expression of his admiration of a witticism that was perfectly unintelligible to his hearers, he continued, "It is not prudent for any one of my profession to be too familiar with those he has to instruct; for which reason I follow not the line of the army; besides which, I conclude that a gentleman of your character has the best judgment in matters of wayfaring; I have, therefore, decided to join company, in order that the ride may be made agreeable, and partake of social communion.
After the court attendant had uttered more unintelligible words, every one sat down; and the financier again moved hurriedly to the rail.
He asked for a paper of tobacco; and as she had neglected to provide herself with the article, her brutal customer dashed down his newly-bought pipe and left the shop, muttering some unintelligible words, which had the tone and bitterness of a curse.
But the little stream would not be comforted, and still kept telling its unintelligible secret of some very mournful mystery that had happened -- or making a prophetic lamentation about something that was yet to happen -- within the verge of the dismal forest.
The method of operation of the higher intelligences was Tom Finnegan's theme, and he desired to find out if Jurgis had ever considered that the representation of things in their present similarity might be altogether unintelligible upon a more elevated plane.
Beyond this, it must ever be unintelligible to Emma.
He coloured, and stammered out an unintelligible reply.
Was it possible that Magdalen's unintelligible industry in the study of her part really sprang from a serious interest in her occupation -- an interest which implied a natural fitness for it.
For a few moments there was a pause, and a hurry, and a murmur, and the unintelligible sound of his voice; and then Mr.
They were very long, very numerous, very hard - perfectly unintelligible, some of them, to me - and I was generally as much bewildered by them as I believe my poor mother was herself.
Her sight was disturbed, so that she saw objects multiplied, and grasped at visionary teacups and wine-glasses instead of the realities; her hearing was greatly impaired; her memory also; and her speech was unintelligible.