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[ UK /ɪnkˌɒmpɹɪhˈɛnʃən/ ]
  1. an inability to understand
    his incomprehension of the consequences
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How To Use incomprehension In A Sentence

  • What he cannot see, in his cultural incomprehension, are the numberless indications of our collective strength, character, and resolve.
  • He spread his hands in a gesture of incomprehension.
  • But, in between, there were dozens and dozens of people who showed every sign of genuine hurt and incomprehension.
  • Official reaction was one of complete incomprehension as to how such a thing could even happen.
  • A sighingly lovely covey of youths stares at the cartography with a smouldering incomprehension. Times, Sunday Times
  • Melvin Jules Bukiet claims similarly that it is "not that a reader necessarily seeks a lesson, but fiction and nonfiction ought to approach the subject as more than an opportunity to wallow in the worst humankind has to offer," and these two comments most explicity reveal the incomprehension with which so many American reviewers of The Kindly Ones reacted to the narrative constructed by its protagonist. Furies
  • It was a mix of sympathy, disappointment and incomprehension.
  • But, as my conversation with two Georgian fellows spilled out into the corridor, I sensed the rising waters of mutual incomprehension.
  • This time he saw a look of blank incomprehension on her face.
  • I recognized the blank , resentful stair of incomprehension in her eyes.
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