Definition of inexplicable
: incapable of being explained, interpreted, or accounted for an inexplicable disappearance
inexplicabilityplay \ˌi-nik-ˌspli-kə-ˈbi-lə-tē, (ˌ)i-ˌnek-(ˌ)spli-\ noun
inexplicablenessplay \ˌi-nik-ˈspli-kə-bəl-nəs, (ˌ)i-ˈnek-(ˌ)spli-\ noun
inexplicablyplay \ˌi-nik-ˈspli-kə-blē, (ˌ)i-ˈnek-(ˌ)spli-\ adverb
Examples of inexplicable in a Sentence
He had a series of seemingly inexplicable accidents.
an inexplicable desire for ice cream at two in the morning
Recent Examples of inexplicable from the Web
And then there are the situations that are inexplicable, even to us.
Only the inexplicable lack of hustle by Domingo Santana, who leisurely rounded the bases from first and had to stop at third, prevented the Brewers from taking the lead right then and there.
Such is the fate for the latest inexplicable fad, the fidget spinner, which, up until recently, was a perfectly innocent (although useless) toy.
There's a bit of inexplicable optimism to be had at the end of the episode, however: Don's apartment sells to a young pregnant couple who buy it at the asking price.
For decades, people have been mystified by thousands of bare, circular soil patches that dot arid western African landscapes with inexplicable geometric precision.
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Origin and Etymology of inexplicable
Middle English, from Latin inexplicabilis, from in- + explicabilis explicable
First Known Use: 15th century
INEXPLICABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inexplicable for English Language Learners
: not able to be explained or understood
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Definition of inexplicable for Students
: impossible to explain or account for an inexplicable mystery
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