unaccountably

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adverb un·ac·count·ably \ ˌən-ə-ˈkau̇n-tə-blē \

Definition of unaccountably

1 :in an unaccountable manner
  • looking unaccountably upset
  • heat was unaccountably disappearing
2 :for reasons that are hard to understand
  • unaccountably, he stayed right there

Examples of unaccountably in a Sentence

  1. She was looking unaccountably upset.

  2. Unaccountably, the problem was ignored.

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First Known Use of unaccountably

1687


UNACCOUNTABLY Defined for English Language Learners

unaccountably

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Definition of unaccountably for English Language Learners

  • : in a way that is difficult to explain or understand : for reasons that are hard to understand


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