inexplicable


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Related to inexplicable: flummoxed, enigma, wizened

in·ex·pli·ca·ble

 (ĭn-ĕk′splĭ-kə-bəl, ĭn′ĭk-splĭk′ə-bəl)
adj.
Difficult or impossible to explain or account for.

in·ex′pli·ca·bil′i·ty, in·ex′pli·ca·ble·ness n.
in·ex′pli·ca·bly adv.

inexplicable

(ˌɪnɪkˈsplɪkəbəl; ɪnˈɛksplɪkəbəl) or

inexplainable

adj
not capable of explanation; unexplainable
ˌinexplicaˈbility, ˌinexˈplicableness, ˌinexˌplainaˈbility, ˌinexˈplainableness n
ˌinexˈplicably, ˌinexˈplainably adv

in•ex•pli•ca•ble

(ɪnˈɛk splɪ kə bəl, ˌɪn ɪkˈsplɪk ə-)

adj.
not explicable; incapable of being explained.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
in•ex`pli•ca•bil′i•ty, in•ex′pli•ca•ble•ness, n.
in•ex′pli•ca•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inexplicable - incapable of being explained or accounted for; "inexplicable errors"; "left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons"
uncomprehensible, incomprehensible - difficult to understand; "the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible"- A. Einstein
insoluble - admitting of no solution or explanation; "an insoluble doubt"
explicable - capable of being explicated or accounted for; "explicable behavior"

inexplicable

inexplicable

adjective
That cannot be explained:
Translations
لا يُمْكِن تَفْسيرُه
nevysvětlitelný
uforklarliguforståelig
óskÿranlegur
nepaaiškinamainepaaiškinamas
neizprotamsneizskaidrojams
açıklanamaznedeni bilinemez

inexplicable

[ˌɪnɪksˈplɪkəbl] ADJ [behaviour, event, delay] → inexplicable

inexplicable

[ˌɪnɪkˈsplɪkəbəl ɪnˈɛksplɪkəbəl] adjinexplicable
for some inexplicable reason → pour une raison inexplicable

inexplicable

adjunerklärlich, unerklärbar

inexplicable

[ˌɪnɪksˈplɪkəbl] adjinesplicabile

inexplicable

(inikˈsplikəbl) adjective
impossible to explain or understand. His inexplicable absence worried all of us.
ˌinexˈplicably adverb
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He soon fancied that inexplicable sounds arose from the place, though so indistinct and stolen, as to render not only their nature but even their existence uncertain.
He seems very queer sometimes, and even Jennie has an inexplicable look.
Then ensued one of those surprising, mystifying, and utterly inexplicable changes that leave the masculine being so helpless in the hands of his feminine master.
Hepzibah blundered to and fro about her small place of business, committing the most unheard-of errors: now stringing up twelve, and now seven, tallow-candles, instead of ten to the pound; selling ginger for Scotch snuff, pins for needles, and needles for pins; misreckoning her change, sometimes to the public detriment, and much oftener to her own; and thus she went on, doing her utmost to bring chaos back again, until, at the close of the day's labor, to her inexplicable astonishment, she found the money-drawer almost destitute of coin.
It was a look so intelligent, yet inexplicable, perverse, sometimes so malicious, but generally accompanied by a wild flow of spirits, that Hester could not help questioning at such moments whether Pearl was a human child.
In fact, I was so afraid of him that I was not game enough just then to address him, and demand a satisfactory answer concerning what seemed inexplicable in him.
But supplementary to this, it has hypothetically occurred to me, that as ordinary fish possess what is called a swimming bladder in them, capable, at will, of distension or contraction; and as the Sperm Whale, as far as I know, has no such provision in him; considering, too, the otherwise inexplicable manner in which he now depresses his head altogether beneath the surface, and anon swims with it high elevated out of the water; considering the unobstructed elasticity of its envelop; considering the unique interior of his head; it has hypothetically occurred to me, I say, that those mystical lung-celled honeycombs there may possibly have some hitherto unknown and unsuspected connexion with the outer air, so as to be susceptible to atmospheric distension and contraction.
There was only one thing that was capable of arousing her, and that provocation came in on the side of her unusually gentle and sympathetic nature;--anything in the shape of cruelty would throw her into a passion, which was the more alarming and inexplicable in proportion to the general softness of her nature.
She would never have been a remarkable scholar under any circumstances, perhaps, and she was easily out- stripped in mathematics and the natural sciences by a dozen girls, but in some inexplicable way she became, as the months went on, the foremost figure in the school.
I meditated wonderingly on this incident; but gradually quitting it, as I found it for the present inexplicable, I turned to the consideration of my master's manner to myself.
As soon as the candle was out, the darkness seemed to communicate some inexplicable perversity to her thoughts.
It was with great astonishment, and with a strange, inexplicable dread, that as he looked, he saw this bell begin to swing.