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inexplicable

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adjective in·ex·pli·ca·ble \ˌi-nik-ˈspli-kə-bəl, (ˌ)i-ˈnek-(ˌ)spli-\

Simple Definition of inexplicable

  • : not able to be explained or understood

Full Definition of inexplicable

  1. :  incapable of being explained, interpreted, or accounted for <an inexplicable disappearance>

in·ex·pli·ca·bil·i·ty play \ˌi-nik-ˌspli-kə-ˈbi-lə-tē, (ˌ)i-ˌnek-(ˌ)spli-\ noun
in·ex·pli·ca·ble·ness play \ˌi-nik-ˈspli-kə-bəl-nəs, (ˌ)i-ˈnek-(ˌ)spli-\ noun
in·ex·pli·ca·bly play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of inexplicable

  1. He had a series of seemingly inexplicable accidents.

  2. <an inexplicable desire for ice cream at two in the morning>



Origin of inexplicable

Middle English, from Latin inexplicabilis, from in- + explicabilis explicable


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with inexplicable



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