unintelligible


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Synonyms for unintelligible

Synonyms for unintelligible

incapable of being grasped by the intellect or understanding

Synonyms for unintelligible

poorly articulated or enunciated, or drowned by noise

not clearly understood or expressed

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My honest and neglected friend, Ingulphus, has furnished me with many a valuable hint; but the light afforded by the Monk of Croydon, and Geoffrey de Vinsauff, is dimmed by such a conglomeration of uninteresting and unintelligible matter, that we gladly fly for relief to the delightful pages of the gallant Froissart, although he flourished at a period so much more remote from the date of my history.
Though the prayer was unintelligible to the Indians, yet, as they knew what the nature of the service was, Mr.
As he continued his harangue, however, Kory-Kory, in emulation of our more polished orators, began to launch out rather diffusely into other branches of his subject, enlarging probably upon the moral reflections it suggested; and proceeded in such a strain of unintelligible and stunning gibberish, that he actually gave me the headache for the rest of the day.
Bragelonne stammered out an almost unintelligible assent.
The words were unintelligible to me, but the tune, like his liquid, insinuating speech, seemed the ghost of something strangely familiar.
text is unintelligible here***] he conceives that nature will then produce bad men, who will not submit to education, and in this, probably, he is not wrong; for it is certain that there are some persons whom it is impossible by any education to make good men; but why should this change be more peculiar to what he calls the best-formed government, than to all other forms, and indeed to all other things that exist?
They had little private jokes of their own which, unintelligible to the outsider, amused them enormously.
Pierre murmured something unintelligible, and continued to look round as if in search of something.
All that passed between the two men was to Job Rowsell unintelligible.
answered Boxtel, with an almost unintelligible voice.
In the unintelligible scheme of creation, there appears to be no human happiness--not even the happiness of schoolgirls--which is ever complete.
Either my foreign accent made me unintelligible, or the man's suspicions disinclined him to trust me.
This speech being unintelligible to the Bulldog he only civilly smiled, which so terrified the Spaniel that he dropped dead in his tracks.
To those untravelled there, the traveller's account must always seem unintelligible and fantastic.
For which reason, we hope, that learned faculty, for whom we have so profound a respect, will pardon us the violent hands we have been necessitated to lay on several words and phrases, which of right belong to them, and without which our descriptions must have been often unintelligible.