Definition of uncomprehending in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌʌnkɒmprɪˈhɛndɪŋ/


Showing or having an inability to comprehend something: an uncomprehending silence
More example sentences
  • Starring Dennis Quaid, it is the latest in a line of American sports movies to try their luck in front of largely uncomprehending British audiences.
  • It's been around since long before Basil Fawlty was reduced to fits of apoplectic rage by the uncomprehending antics of his dim-witted Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers.
  • Our own emotions, once as uncomprehending and slow as the delivery of relief supplies, fill with a foreboding as large as the events on the screen.



Pronunciation: /ˌʌnkɒmprɪˈhɛndɪŋli/
Example sentences
  • I just grabbed code from here and there and uncomprehendingly stuck it together.
  • The movie's a little bit like Happy, Texas or Drop Dead Gorgeous, and a little bit more like Clueless, right down to people uncomprehendingly parroting rude words in French - revealed in subtitles.
  • As the majority of the audience, made up of Sanskrit scholars, teachers and students, nodded in approval at every sentence, the few uninitiated members of the crowd stared on uncomprehendingly.


Pronunciation: /-ʃ(ə)n/

Words that rhyme with uncomprehending

ending, impending, microlending, unoffending, unpretending

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Line breaks: un|com¦pre¦hend|ing

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