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unknowable

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adjective un·know·able \ˌən-ˈnō-ə-bəl\

Simple Definition of unknowable

  • : not able to be known : not knowable

Full Definition of unknowable

  1. :  not knowable; especially :  lying beyond the limits of human experience or understanding

un·know·abil·i·ty play \-ˌnō-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of unknowable

  1. a God whose nature is unknown and unknowable



14th Century

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14th century


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