Not coherent; disjointed; confused; denoting a lack of connectedness or organization of parts during verbal expression. [L. in- neg. + co-haereo, pp. -haesus, to cling together, fr. haereo, to stick]

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in·co·her·ent -ənt adj lacking clarity or intelligibility usu. by reason of some emotional stress <\incoherent speech>
in·co·her·ent·ly adv

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in·co·her·ent (in″ko-hērґənt) [in-2 + cohaerere to cling together] without proper sequence; incongruous.

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