incomprehension incomprehension

Definition(s):

  • (n) an inability to understand

Usage(s):

  1. Lynch, who does not speak German, looked on in incomprehension.
  2. They say the prayer, which in reality had never been scrapped completely, recalls past centuries of forced conversions and a lingering incomprehension of their faith.
  3. But this time, the politicians appear to have reached new levels of mutual incomprehension.

News

  • Printed letters, October 25, 2013

    Columnist Jim Spehar could barely contain his glee over another employer pulling up stakes, while displaying his incomprehension of how business and the economy works.
    on October 25, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

Quotes

  1. The Oscar-winning writer Sir Tom Stoppard said: "With his earliest work he stood alone in British theatre up against the bewilderment and incomprehension of critics, the audience and writers, too."
    on Oct 13, 2005 By: Tom Stoppard Source: Times Online

  2. "There is this belief that all those other worlds are only being temporarily prevented by wicked governments or by heavy crises or by their own barbarity or incomprehension from taking the way of Western pluralistic democracy and from adopting the...
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Alexander Solzhenitsyn Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel

  3. Thus addressing himself to the government of Beijing, Benedict XVI writes of the burdensome "situation of misunderstandings and incomprehension" which serves the interests of neither side, quotes the Council on the political community and the...
    on Jun 30, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: AsiaNews.it

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