Antonyms for comprehendingly

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He opened his eyes at my acquaintance with his name, but jerked his head at me comprehendingly.

Peppajee eyed him comprehendingly, but there was no yielding in his brown, wrinkled face.

The bishop smiled benignly, deprecatingly and yet comprehendingly.

"I should think she would be glad," said Lulu comprehendingly.

The eyes of the two sisters met, affectionately, comprehendingly.

One day when Little Teacher had given him a verbose definition of the word “pestiferous,” David looked at her comprehendingly.

"Yes," said the child, smiling, and looking up at Miss Blanchard comprehendingly.

"Oh, I know what you mean," said Fuschia comprehendingly, a light dawning in her puzzled eyes.

He was delighted when it became apparent that his assistance was being willingly and comprehendingly accepted.

“I suppose they would be hard words to say if one really felt them,” she said comprehendingly.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "to understand," from Latin comprehendere "to take together, to unite; include; seize" (of catching fire or the arrest of criminals); also "to comprehend, perceive" (to seize or take in the mind), from com- "completely" (see com-) + prehendere "to catch hold of, seize" (see prehensile). Related: Comprehended; comprehending.

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