incomprehension


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in·com·pre·hen·sion

 (ĭn′kŏm-prĭ-hĕn′shən, ĭn-kŏm′-)
n.
Lack of comprehension or understanding.

incomprehension

(ˌɪnkɒmprɪˈhɛnʃən; ɪnˌkɒm-)
n
inability or failure to comprehend; lack of understanding

in•com•pre•hen•sion

(ˌɪn kɒm prɪˈhɛn ʃən, ɪnˌkɒm-)

n.
lack of comprehension or understanding.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incomprehension - an inability to understand; "his incomprehension of the consequences"
inability - lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something
comprehension - an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result); "how you can do that is beyond my comprehension"; "he was famous for his comprehension of American literature"
Translations

incomprehension

[ˌɪnkɒmprɪˈhenʃən] Nincomprensión f

incomprehension

[ɪnˌkɒmprɪˈhɛnʃən] nincompréhension f
a look of incomprehension → un regard où se lit (or se lisait ) l'incompréhension

incomprehension

[ˌɪnkɒmprɪˈhɛnʃən] n he gave me a look of incomprehensionmi fissava senza capire
References in classic literature ?
Capoul's impassioned wooing, and affected a guileless incomprehension of his designs whenever, by word or glance, he persuasively indicated the ground floor window of the neat brick villa projecting obliquely from the right wing.
Into Lop-Ear's eyes came the plaintive look that always accompanied incomprehension, and I know that in my eyes must have been the same look.
"Oh, if I could only understand!" Saxon murmured, her hands tightly clasped in anguish of incomprehension and vital need to know.
This she did not comprehend, attributing her incomprehension to his incoherence.
Into the Chinese mind the Japanese went on where we were balked by the obstacle of incomprehension. They took the turning which we could not perceive, twisted around the obstacle, and were out of sight in the ramifications of the Chinese mind where we could not follow.
Aglaya gazed at him for some seconds with precisely the same composure and calm astonishment as she had shown a little while before, when the prince handed her the note, and it appeared that this calm surprise and seemingly absolute incomprehension of what was said to her, were more terribly overwhelming to Gania than even the most plainly expressed disdain would have been.
"Of course this is a source of intense frustration to people and their politicians" But it is clear from memos obtained by this newspaper that impatience, if not incomprehension, is shared at high levels in the prison service.
Petersburg, his acceptance, and the events that followed, including how the conversation began in mutual admiration and ended in mutual incomprehension, as Diderot began to view Catherine as a despot after he left, as well as implications for the Age of Enlightenment.
A combination of cowardice, complacency, laziness and incomprehension lies at the heart of the housing crisis Former Tory planning minister Nick Boles For all my education, accomplishments, and so called 'wisdom'...
Elles y voient le [beaucoup moins que]resultat d'une incomprehension des efforts deployes par le gouvernement tunisien pour moderniser ses regles d'engagement avec les investisseurs et les entreprises etrangeres[beaucoup plus grand que].
Hidden Pain BENEATH the mangled silence Lie bleeding hearts at home Unhealed, forever injured For loved ones, no more to roam Our laws of justice abandoned No sense, just confusion reigns As the hydra-headed monster Strikes again and again and again Good triumphs over evil they say Love conquers all But numb from incomprehension We need a more consoling call We're part of a material world Prisoners of the Natural Law Victims of disaster, no mercy No escape through a hidden door Are we but the cruel pangs Of an aching, dying star With no answers to our rage To sufferance pushed too far?
Watzke acknowledged that given this success, the decision to let Tuchel go "has been met by some of our fans with criticism and incomprehension." However, he also noted that the board's decision could not be driven by success on the field alone.