Definition of uncomprehending in English:



  • Showing or having an inability to comprehend something.

    ‘an uncomprehending silence’
    • ‘Nevertheless, for the past few evenings I've had the tedious task of herding the uncomprehending gecko into a more acceptable location before lights-out.’
    • ‘This week, however, it suddenly struck me that a whole subset of electronica had not only passed me by, but had overtaken me at great speed, leaving me standing drop-jawed and uncomprehending in its wake.’
    • ‘Sputtering, uncomprehending rage was all I got in response.’
    • ‘We look on with dumb, uncomprehending pity at anyone who would want to live somewhere else.’
    • ‘The savage beauty of the chase is certainly thrilling, but now that all country sports have to be justified to an uncomprehending, hostile and selectively sentimental urban majority, this is not enough.’
    • ‘This article pretty well sums it up… ‘those in power often have to deceive their own uncomprehending citizens in order to protect the nation’.’
    • ‘There is no reason to believe that federal judges will be insensitive to or uncomprehending of the issues involved in domestic security cases.’
    • ‘This sort of uncomprehending fellow usually received a special contemptuous look which meant that the request would be filed without further action.’
    • ‘Cadbury chooses the old, uncomprehending formula whereby ‘Hébert… hatched an outrageous plan.’’
    • ‘When we reached a door at the end she stuffed the key into my hand and ran, I watched her go, still stupidly uncomprehending.’
    • ‘So much ingenuity and cleverness for such stupid and uncomprehending results.’
    • ‘This tension is only resolved in the final scene, as Darin steers his uncomprehending ma up the aisle for a wedding ceremony that should have taken place some 40-odd years before.’
    • ‘Starring Dennis Quaid, it is the latest in a line of American sports movies to try their luck in front of largely uncomprehending British audiences.’
    • ‘So they're as uncomprehending as anybody else.’
    • ‘Our own emotions, once as uncomprehending and slow as the delivery of relief supplies, fill with a foreboding as large as the events on the screen.’
    • ‘No doubt my uncomprehending email to S. would be, in Mother's book, the Internet equivalent of cussing in front of the preacher.’
    • ‘It was the turn of the animal rescue service for a moment of stunned, uncomprehending silence.’
    • ‘It's been around since long before Basil Fawlty was reduced to fits of apoplectic rage by the uncomprehending antics of his dim-witted Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers.’
    • ‘Later, Frank bursts into tears in front of his shocked children: his little boy is solemn and silent; his daughter bursts into tears too in uncomprehending sympathy and fear.’
    • ‘He must have misheard me, because he looked at me with dumb uncomprehending love.’
    unintelligent, ignorant, dense, brainless, mindless, foolish, dull-witted, dull, slow-witted, witless, slow, dunce-like, simple-minded, empty-headed, vacuous, vapid, half-witted, idiotic, moronic, imbecilic, imbecile, obtuse, doltish
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