Synonyms for (adjective) incomprehensible

Synonyms: incomprehensible, uncomprehensible

Definition: difficult to understand

Usage: the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible- A. Einstein

Similar words: dark, obscure

Definition: marked by difficulty of style or expression

Usage: much that was dark is now quite clear to me; those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure


Similar words: enigmatic, enigmatical, puzzling

Definition: not clear to the understanding

Usage: I didn't grasp the meaning of that enigmatic comment until much later; prophetic texts so enigmatic that their meaning has been disputed for centuries


Similar words: unfathomable

Definition: impossible to come to understand


Similar words: impenetrable

Definition: impossible to understand

Usage: impenetrable jargon


Similar words: indecipherable

Definition: impossible to determine the meaning of

Usage: an indecipherable message


Similar words: lost, missed

Definition: not caught with the senses or the mind

Usage: words lost in the din


Similar words: opaque, unintelligible

Definition: not clearly understood or expressed


Synonyms: inexplicable, incomprehensible

Definition: incapable of being explained or accounted for

Usage: inexplicable errors; left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons

Similar words: inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying, cryptic, cryptical, deep

Definition: of an obscure nature

Usage: the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms; a deep dark secret; the inscrutable workings of Providence; in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life- Rachel Carson; rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands


Similar words: paradoxical, self-contradictory

Definition: seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true

Usage: it is paradoxical that standing is more tiring than walking


Similar words: unaccountable, unexplainable

Definition: not to be accounted for or explained

Usage: perceptible only as unaccountable influences that hinder progress; an unexplainable fear


Similar words: unexplained

Definition: having the reason or cause not made clear

Usage: an unexplained error