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Line breaks: in|com¦pre|hen¦sion
Pronunciation: /ˌɪnkɒmprɪˈhɛnʃ(ə)n

Definition of incomprehension in English:


[mass noun]
Failure to understand something: they gave him a look of complete incomprehension
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  • Could it be because you're operating with complete incomprehension of their feelings - which this week are very, very touchy?
  • On the other hand, there is still a very real cynicism, unease and basic incomprehension which prevents complete acceptance.
  • His fitful petulance, his unsuccessful attempts to take control, his complete incomprehension of adult assumptions and mores.

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