IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS

I. NATURE OF IDEAS COMMUNICATED

Unintelligibility.

[Antonyms: intelligibility.]

[Nouns] unintelligibility; incomprehensibility, imperspicuity; inconceivableness, vagueness; obscurity; ambiguity [more]; doubtful meaning; uncertainty [more]; perplexity (confusion) [more]; spinosity; obscurum per obscurius; mystification (concealment) [more]; latency [more]; transcendentalism.

paradox; riddle, enigma, puzzle (secret) [more]; diagnus vindice nodus; sealed book; steganography, freemasonry.

pons asinorum, asses' bridge; high Dutch, Greek, Hebrew; jargon (unmeaning) [more].

[Verbs] be unintelligible; require explanation [more]; have a doubtful meaning, pass comprehension.

render unintelligible; conceal [more]; darken [more]; confuse (derange) [more]; perplex (bewilder) [more].

not understand [more]; lose, lose the clue; miss; not know what to make of, be able to make nothing of, give it up; not be able to account for, not be able to make either head or tail of; be at sea (uncertain) [more]; wonder [more]; see through a glass darkly (ignorance) [more].

not understand one another; play at cross purposes (misinterpret) [more].

[Adjectives] unintelligible, unaccountable, undecipherable, undiscoverable, unknowable, unfathomable; incognizable, inexplicable, inscrutable; inapprehensible, incomprehensible; insolvable, insoluble; impenetrable.

illegible, as Greek to one, unexplained, paradoxical; enigmatic, enigmatical, puzzling (secret) [more]; indecipherable.

obscure, dark, muddy, clear as mud, seen through a mist, dim, nebulous, shrouded in mystery; undiscernible (invisible) [more]; misty (opaque) [more]; hidden [more]; latent [more].

indefinite (indistinct) [more]; perplexed (confused) [more]; undetermined, vague, loose, ambiguous; mysterious; mystic, mystical; acroamatic, acroamatical; metemphirical; transcendental; occult, recondite, abstruse, crabbed.

inconceivable, inconceptible; searchless; above comprehension, beyond comprehension, past comprehension; beyond one's depth; unconceived.

inexpressible, undefinable, incommunicable.

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