Inapprehensible

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Inapprehensible Not apprehensible; unintelligible; inconceivable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inapprehensible Not apprehensible or intelligible.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Inapprehensible in-ap-pre-hen′si-bl not apprehensible or intelligible
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inapprehensibilis,: cf. F. inappréhensible,

Usage

In literature:

The novelty of the avowal rendered what it carried with it inapprehensible by him in its entirety.
"The Woodlanders" by Thomas Hardy
Her countenance was inapprehensive.
"One of Our Conquerors, Complete" by George Meredith
There had been a moment when, inapprehensive as he was, Doll had remembered, with a qualm, that Lord Newhaven could not swim.
"Red Pottage" by Mary Cholmondeley
There were times when the artist in Mrs. Venables sank a little in the helper; but here she ran up against a very blank inapprehensiveness.
"The Furnace" by Rose Macaulay
All the birds of this class are strangely inapprehensive of danger when moulting or hatching.
"The Highlands of Ethiopia" by William Cornwallis Harris
Even her marvellous inapprehensiveness was shaken.
"Moth and Rust" by Mary Cholmondeley
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In poetry:

O world invisible, we view thee,
O world intangible, we touch thee,
O world unknowable, we know thee,
Inapprehensible, we clutch thee!
"The Kingdom of God" by Francis Thompson