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inconceivable

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adjective in·con·ceiv·able \ˌin-kən-ˈsē-və-bəl\

Simple Definition of inconceivable

  • : impossible to imagine or believe : not conceivable

Full Definition of inconceivable

  1. :  not conceivable: as a :  impossible to comprehend b :  unbelievable

in·con·ceiv·abil·i·ty play \-ˌsē-və-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
in·con·ceiv·able·ness play \-ˈsē-və-bəl-nəs\ noun
in·con·ceiv·ably play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of inconceivable

  1. The fire caused an inconceivable amount of damage.

  2. After coming this far, to quit now would be inconceivable.



1624

First Known Use of inconceivable

1624

Rhymes with inconceivable


INCONCEIVABLE Defined for Kids

inconceivable

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adjective in·con·ceiv·able \ˌin-kən-ˈsē-və-bəl\

Definition of inconceivable

  1. :  impossible to imagine or believe <The fire caused inconceivable damage.>





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