incomprehensible incomprehensible  /ɪŋ ˌkɑm prə ˈhɛn sɪ bəl/


  1. (adj) incapable of being explained or accounted for
  2. (adj) difficult to understand



  1. The opposition the Liberal government put up looks incomprehensible today, and it provoked, among all classes and conditions of women, furious and passionate protests.
  2. The best cyclist ever, Lance Armstrong won the sport's premier event, the Tour de France, an almost incomprehensible seven times from 1999 to 2005.
  3. A stack of one trillion $1 bills would reach more than a quarter of the way to the moon replacing one incomprehensible thought with another doesn't do much good.


  1. Enhance: Little Big League's baffling 'Runaround Sue' montage

    Unlike most baseball-movie "the team goes on a winning streak" montages (montagii?), this is supposed to be a four-game series against one team. So it's a little incomprehensible and same-y. But let's dig deeper, shall we?
    on June 22, 2013     Source:

  2. There Could Be ‘Hundreds’ of Nazi War Criminals Still Living in the United States

    When 94-year-old Minnesotan Michael Karkoc was revealed to be a Nazi war criminal last Friday — thanks to the ill-advised tell-all memoir he published — his friends and neighbors were, understandably, shocked. An actual OG Nazi! In Minnesota! In the year 2013! It's almost incomprehensible.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  3. Rep. DelBene takes on food stamp budget challenge

    SEATTLE — Could you live on a budget of $4.50 per day for food, $30 per week? For many of us, the thought of such a limited budget is incomprehensible but for those in our area on food stamps, that …
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Q13 FOX Seattle


  1. "Everybody pooh-poohs it," Specter said of the investigation. "It's ridiculous to make that kind of contention. That sequence is incomprehensible. It's an insult to the intelligence of the people who follow it. They owe the public a lot more...
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Arlen Specter Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "All of us are devastated by this tragedy," Broncos owner Pat Bowlen said in a statement. "To lose a young player, and more important, a great young man such as Darrent Williams, is incomprehensible. To lose him in such a senseless manner as...
    on Jan 1, 2007 By: Pat Bowlen Source: USA Today

  3. "It is incomprehensible that Ms. Dupre could claim she did not give her consent to be filmed by Girls Gone Wild, when in fact we have videotape of her giving consent, while showing her identification," Francis said in a statement.
    on Apr 29, 2008 By: Joe Francis Source: TIME

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