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incomprehensive

[in-kom-pri-hen-siv, in-kom-] /ˌɪn kɒm prɪˈhɛn sɪv, ɪnˌkɒm-/
adjective
1.
2.
not comprehending readily; having a slow or inadequate mental grasp.
Origin of incomprehensive
1645-1655
1645-55; in-3 + comprehensive
Related forms
incomprehensively, adverb
incomprehensiveness, noun
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  • He leaned upon his rake looking after her, his gray eyes gathered into an incomprehensive squint.

    Tess of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
  • Do what he would, this atrocious, incomprehensive calumny would crush him.

    The Count's Millions Emile Gaboriau
British Dictionary definitions for incomprehensive

incomprehensive

/ˌɪnkɒmprɪˈhɛnsɪv; ɪnˌkɒm-/
adjective
1.
not comprehensive; limited in range or scope
Derived Forms
incomprehensively, adverb
incomprehensiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for incomprehensive
adj.

1650s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + comprehensive.

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