unaccountable

adjective un·ac·count·able \ ˌən-ə-ˈkau̇n-tə-bəl \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of unaccountable

1 : not to be accounted for : inexplicable, strange
2 : not to be called to account : not responsible

unaccountability

play \ˌən-ə-ˌkau̇n-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of unaccountable in a Sentence

  1. She has shown an unaccountable reluctance to accept their offer.

  2. the decorator's client has an unaccountable dislike for that color

Recent Examples of unaccountable from the Web

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First Known Use of unaccountable

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UNACCOUNTABLE Defined for English Language Learners

unaccountable

adjective

Definition of unaccountable for English Language Learners

  • : not able to be explained : strange or mysterious

  • : not required to explain actions or decisions

  • : not required to be responsible for something


UNACCOUNTABLE Defined for Kids

unaccountable

adjective un·ac·count·able \ ˌən-ə-ˈkau̇n-tə-bəl \

Definition of unaccountable for Students

: not to be explained : strange
  • unaccountable noises

unaccountably

\-blē\ adverb


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