unthinkable

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adjective un·think·able \-ˈthiŋ-kə-bəl\

Definition of unthinkable

  1. 1 :  not capable of being grasped by the mind

  2. 2 :  being contrary to what is reasonable, desirable, or probable :  being out of the question

unthinkability

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unthinkably

play \ˌən-ˈthiŋ-kə-blē\ adverb

Examples of unthinkable in a sentence

  1. <to most people it seemed unthinkable that such a gentle man could be guilty of such awful crimes>

15th Century

First Known Use of unthinkable

15th century



UNTHINKABLE Defined for English Language Learners

unthinkable

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adjective un·think·able \-ˈthiŋ-kə-bəl\

Definition of unthinkable for English Language Learners

  • : impossible to imagine or believe : too bad or shocking to be thought of


UNTHINKABLE Defined for Kids

unthinkable

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adjective un·think·able \ˌən-ˈthiŋ-kə-bəl\

Definition of unthinkable for Students

  1. :  not to be thought of or considered as possible or reasonable <“Impossible!” cried Mr. Wonka. “Unthinkable! … He could never be made into marshmallows!” — Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory>



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