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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On the other hand, I surveyed the famous river Ohio that rolled in silent dignity, marking the western boundary of Kentucke with inconceivable grandeur.
It is inconceivable, the agony with which this public veneration tortured him.
It was a pity to be obliged to reinvestigate the certitude of the moment itself and repeat how it had come to me as a revelation that the inconceivable communion I then surprised was a matter, for either party, of habit.
He thought that the young fellow must have made a mistake--it was inconceivable to him that any person could have a home like a hotel or the city hall.
Tom gazed, in awe and wonder, at the majestic patience of the face; the deep, pathetic eyes thrilled him to his inmost heart; his soul woke, as, with floods of emotion, he stretched out his hands and fell upon his knees,--when, gradually, the vision changed: the sharp thorns became rays of glory; and, in splendor inconceivable, he saw that same face bending compassionately towards him, and a voice said, "He that overcometh shall sit down with me on my throne, even as I also overcome, and am set down with my Father on his throne.
Contrasted with the inconceivable antiquity of this modest fossil, those other things were flippantly modern--jejune--mere matters of day-before-yesterday.
True, the knife would not cut anything, but it was a "sure-enough" Barlow, and there was inconceivable grandeur in that -- though where the Western boys ever got the idea that such a weapon could possibly be counterfeited to its injury is an imposing mystery and will always remain so, perhaps.
One mast was broken short off, six or eight feet from the deck, and lay over the side, entangled in a maze of sail and rigging; and all that ruin, as the ship rolled and beat - which she did without a moment's pause, and with a violence quite inconceivable - beat the side as if it would stave it in.
My mind, with inconceivable rapidity, followed out all the consequences of such a death.
These fellows dared not have acted with such inconceivable impudence, had they not been supported by some strong bands.
A double track of wires is made to carry three talk-trains running abreast, a feat made possible by the whimsical disposition of electricity, and which is utterly inconceivable in railroading.
How inconceivable too, that he should make the citizens worse when he has to live with them.