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 ?
Wherefore 'unintelligible!' is again the comment of the watcher, made with some reassured nodding of his head, and a gloomy smile.
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.
The fact was, as Emma could now acknowledge, that Harriet had always liked Robert Martin; and that his continuing to love her had been irresistible.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.
In Plato's Republic, Socrates is introduced treating upon the changes which different governments are liable to: but his discourse is faulty; for he does not particularly mention what changes the best and first governments are liable to; for he only assigns the general cause, of nothing being immutable, but that in time everything will alter [***tr.: 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.