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Incomprehensibility   Listen

The quality of being incomprehensible.

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"Incomprehensibility" Quotes from Famous Books

... not clearly seen, but confusedly and mysteriously. That which is nearness for the bank, is distance for its details; and however near it may be, the greater part of those details are still a beautiful incomprehensibility.[29] ...
— Modern Painters Volume I (of V) • John Ruskin

... free advancement all along the line? Suppose the proposal were made to women to exchange being mysterious for the ballot? Would they do it? Or have they a sense of power in the possession of this conceded incomprehensibility that they would not lay down for any visible insignia of that power? And if the novelists and essayists have raised a mist about the sex, which it willingly masquerades in, is it not time that the scientists ...
— Baddeck and That Sort of Thing • Charles Dudley Warner

Words linked to "Incomprehensibility" :   comprehensibility, opaqueness, impenetrability, inscrutability, unclearness, noise, quality, obscurity, unintelligibility, opacity, obscureness, incomprehensible, reconditeness, illegibility, impenetrableness, abstruseness

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