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Synonyms for unintelligibleˌʌn ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unintelligible(adj)

    poorly articulated or enunciated, or drowned by noise

    "unintelligible speech"


    comprehensible, comprehendible, intelligible

  2. opaque, unintelligible(adj)

    not clearly understood or expressed

    opaque, unintelligible

    intelligible, comprehensible, comprehendible


  1. unintelligible(adjective)


  2. unintelligible(adjective)

    not intelligible; unable to be understood


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unintelligible

    That is obscure which the eye or the mind can not clearly discern or see through, whether because of its own want of transparency, its depth or intricacy, or because of mere defect of light. That which is complicated is likely to be obscure, but that may be obscure which is not at all complicated and scarcely complex, as a muddy pool. In that which is abstruse (Latin abs, from, and trudo, push) as if removed from the usual course of thought or out of the way of apprehension or discovery, the thought is remote, hidden; in that which is obscure there may be nothing to hide; it is hard to see to the bottom of the profound, because of its depth, but the most shallow turbidness is obscure. Compare COMPLEX; DARK; DIFFICULT; MYSTERIOUS.

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    abstruse, ambiguous, cloudy, complex, complicated, dark, darksome, deep, dense, difficult, dim, doubtful, dusky, enigmatical, hidden, incomprehensible, indistinct, intricate, involved, muddy, mysterious, obscure, profound, turbid

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incomprehensible, illegible

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