incomprehensible

If your poetry is incomprehensible, it's difficult to understand, and it might be impossible to explain. Could be you're a genius! Could be you're just not very good at poetry.

Incomprehensible originates from the Latin incomprehensibilis: in- ("not") and comprehensibilis ("perceptible, evident, intelligible"). Many unfamiliar customs or rituals seem incomprehensible from a distance, for example, the early Chinese practice of foot binding, in which girls tightly bandaged their feet to prevent them from getting bigger. Similarly, future generations may find today's Western high-heeled shoes incomprehensible, leading them to ask, "What in the world were they thinking?!"

Definitions of incomprehensible
  1. adjective
    difficult to understand
    “"the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible"- A. Einstein”
    synonyms: uncomprehensible
    unclear
    not clear to the mind
    dark, obscure
    marked by difficulty of style or expression
    enigmatic, enigmatical, puzzling
    not clear to the understanding
    unfathomable
    impossible to come to understand
    impenetrable
    impossible to understand
    indecipherable
    impossible to determine the meaning of
    lost, missed
    not caught with the senses or the mind
    opaque, unintelligible
    not clearly understood or expressed
    inexplicable
    incapable of being explained or accounted for
    unintelligible
    poorly articulated or enunciated, or drowned by noise
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    Antonyms:
    comprehendible, comprehensible
    capable of being comprehended or understood
    clear
    readily apparent to the mind
    accessible, approachable
    capable of being read with comprehension
    apprehensible, graspable, intelligible, perceivable, understandable
    capable of being apprehended or understood
    fathomable
    (of meaning) capable of being penetrated or comprehended
    explicable
    capable of being explicated or accounted for
    intelligible
    well articulated or enunciated, and loud enough to be heard distinctly
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  2. adjective
    incapable of being explained or accounted for
    synonyms: inexplicable
    uncomprehensible
    difficult to understand
    cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying
    of an obscure nature
    paradoxical, self-contradictory
    seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true
    unaccountable, unexplainable
    not to be accounted for or explained
    unexplained
    having the reason or cause not made clear
    insoluble
    admitting of no solution or explanation
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    Antonyms:
    explicable
    capable of being explicated or accounted for
    comprehendible, comprehensible
    capable of being comprehended or understood
    explainable, interpretable
    capable of being understood
    soluble
    susceptible of solution or of being solved or explained
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