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
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adj 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
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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adj 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
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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