inconceivable


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in·con·ceiv·a·ble

 (ĭn′kən-sē′və-bəl)
adj.
1. Impossible to comprehend or grasp fully: inconceivable folly; an inconceivable disaster.
2. So unlikely or surprising as to have been thought impossible; unbelievable: an inconceivable victory against all odds.

in′con·ceiv′a·bil′i·ty, in′con·ceiv′a·ble·ness n.
in′con·ceiv′a·bly adv.

inconceivable

(ˌɪnkənˈsiːvəbəl)
adj
incapable of being conceived, imagined, or considered
ˌinconˌceivaˈbility, ˌinconˈceivableness n
ˌinconˈceivably adv

in•con•ceiv•a•ble

(ˌɪn kənˈsi və bəl)

adj.
1. not conceivable; unimaginable.
2. unbelievable.
[1625–35]
in`con•ceiv`a•bil′i•ty, in`con•ceiv′a•ble•ness, n.
in`con•ceiv′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inconceivable - totally unlikelyinconceivable - totally unlikely      
unthinkable - incapable of being conceived or considered

inconceivable

adjective unimaginable, impossible, incredible, staggering (informal), unbelievable, unthinkable, out of the question, incomprehensible, unheard-of, mind-boggling (informal), beyond belief, unknowable, not to be thought of It was inconceivable to me that he could have been my attacker.
possible, credible, plausible, conceivable, likely, reasonable, imaginable, believable, comprehensible

inconceivable

adjective
1. Not to be believed:
Idioms: beyond belief, contrary to all reason.
Translations
لا يُتَصَوَّر، لا يُصَدَّق
nepředstavitelný
ubegribeligutrolig
inconcevableinenvisageable
óhugsanlegur
nesuvokiamas
neaptveramsneiedomājamsneticams
nepredstaviteľný
inanılması güçinanılmaz

inconceivable

[ˌɪnkənˈsiːvəbl] ADJinconcebible

inconceivable

[ˌɪnkənˈsiːvəbəl] adjinconcevable
it is inconceivable that ... → il est inconcevable que ...

inconceivable

adjunvorstellbar, undenkbar; (= hard to believe also)unfassbar, unbegreiflich; it was inconceivable to her that …sie konnte sich (dat)nicht vorstellen, dass …

inconceivable

[ˌɪnkənˈsiːvəbl] adjinconcepibile

inconceivable

(inkənˈsiːvəbl) adjective
not able to be imagined or believed. inconceivable wickedness.
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The passing of the lightning left the sky again dark, but a blue flame fell downward from the tower, and, with inconceivable rapidity, running along the ground in the direction of Diana's Grove, reached the dark silent house, which in the instant burst into flame at a hundred different points.
It is inconceivable," I added, with something like annoyance.
Still, although they differed in every other particular, conceivable and inconceivable (especially inconceivable), they were pretty well united on the point that these unlucky infants were never to wonder.
Neither in the inconceivable could ye have been born, nor in the irrational.
Going into the Market Place he accosted in a feigned voice a maiden, the orphan daughter of a noble Polygon, whose affection in former days he had sought in vain; and by a series of deceptions -- aided, on the one side, by a string of lucky accidents too long to relate, and on the other, by an almost inconceivable fatuity and neglect of ordinary precautions on the part of the relations of the bride -- he succeeded in consummating the marriage.
On the contrary he gazed joyfully, his eyes moist with tears, at this bright comet which, having traveled in its orbit with inconceivable velocity through immeasurable space, seemed suddenly- like an arrow piercing the earth- to remain fixed in a chosen spot, vigorously holding its tail erect, shining and displaying its white light amid countless other scintillating stars.
1932--their mistakes and ignorance, their doubts and fears and misapprehensions, their ethical delusions, their violent passions, their inconceivable sordidness and selfishness.
It is not difficult to conceive that this characteristic right of freedom may, in certain turbulent and factious seasons, be violated, in respect to a particular class of citizens, by a victorious and overbearing majority; but that so fundamental a privilege, in a country so situated and enlightened, should be invaded to the prejudice of the great mass of the people, by the deliberate policy of the government, without occasioning a popular revolution, is altogether inconceivable and incredible.
Long thatched sheds stretched round the enclosure, their slopes encrusted with vivid green moss, and their eaves supported by wooden posts rubbed to a glossy smoothness by the flanks of infinite cows and calves of bygone years, now passed to an oblivion almost inconceivable in its profundity.
Up wind he followed the elusive spoor with a sense of perception so transcending that of ordinary man as to be inconceivable to us.
Yet our invitation was either a complete hoax,--which was an inconceivable hypothesis,--or else we had good reason to think that important issues might hang upon our journey.
Jones now looking on Thwackum with inconceivable disdain, answered, "And doth thy mean soul imagine that any such considerations could weigh with me?