unknowable

adjective un·know·able \ ˌən-ˈnō-ə-bəl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of unknowable

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

unknowability

play \ˌən-ˌnō-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of unknowable in a Sentence

  1. a God whose nature is unknown and unknowable

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First Known Use of unknowable

14th century


UNKNOWABLE Defined for English Language Learners

unknowable

adjective

Definition of unknowable for English Language Learners

  • : not able to be known : not knowable


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