unaccountable


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un·ac·count·a·ble

 (ŭn′ə-koun′tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Impossible to account for; inexplicable: unaccountable absences.
2. Free from accountability; not responsible: an executive unaccountable to anyone but the president.

un′ac·count′a·bil′i·ty n.
un′ac·count′a·bly adv.

unaccountable

(ˌʌnəˈkaʊntəbəl)
adj
1. allowing of no explanation; inexplicable
2. puzzling; extraordinary: an unaccountable fear of hamburgers.
3. not accountable or answerable to
ˌunacˈcountableness, ˌunacˌcountaˈbility n
ˌunacˈcountably adv

un•ac•count•a•ble

(ˌʌn əˈkaʊn tə bəl)

adj.
1. impossible to account for; inexplicable.
2. exempt from being called to account.
[1635–45]
un`ac•count`a•bil′i•ty, n.
un`ac•count′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unaccountable - not to be accounted for or explainedunaccountable - not to be accounted for or explained; "perceptible only as unaccountable influences that hinder progress"; "an unexplainable fear"
incomprehensible, inexplicable - incapable of being explained or accounted for; "inexplicable errors"; "left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons"
2.unaccountable - free from control or responsibilityunaccountable - free from control or responsibility
irresponsible - showing lack of care for consequences; "behaved like an irresponsible idiot"; "hasty and irresponsible action"

unaccountable

adjective
2. not answerable, exempt, not responsible, free, unliable Economic policy should not be run by an unaccountable committee.

unaccountable

adjective
That cannot be explained:
Translations
لا يُمْكِن تَعْليلُه أو تَفْسيرُه
nevysvětlitelný
uforklarlig
óútskÿranlegur
dėl nesuprantamų priežasčių
neizskaidrojams
açıklanamazanlaşılmaz

unaccountable

[ˈʌnəˈkaʊntəbl] ADJ
1. (= inexplicable) [fear, pain] → inexplicable
for some unaccountable reasonpor alguna razón inexplicable or incomprensible
2. (= not answerable) [institution, person] → no responsable (to ante)

unaccountable

[ˌʌnəˈkaʊntəbəl] adj
(= inexplicable) → inexplicable
for some unaccountable reason → pour une raison inexplicable
(= not accountable) [person, organization] → qui n'a pas à répondre de ses actes

unaccountable

adj
(= inexplicable)unerklärlich; phenomenon alsounerklärbar
(= not answerable) personniemandem unterstellt; to be unaccountable to somebodysich jdm gegenüber nicht verantworten müssen

unaccountable

[ˌʌnəˈkaʊntəbl] adj (inexplicable) → inspiegabile; (not answerable) → non responsabile

unaccountable

(anəˈkauntəbl) adjective
that cannot be explained. his unaccountable absence.
ˌunacˈcountably adverb
in a way that cannot be explained. He was unaccountably late/ill.
References in classic literature ?
In some unaccountable way they had escaped from Robert.
Accident, or one of those unaccountable freaks which nature sometimes plays in the animal world, gave rise to a breed of horses which were once well known in America, and distinguished by their habit of pacing.
This sluggishness on Colonel Pyncheon's part became still more unaccountable, when the second dignitary of the province made his appearance, and found no more ceremonious a reception.
Once this freakish, elvish cast came into the child's eyes while Hester was looking at her own image in them, as mothers are food of doing; and suddenly for women in solitude, and with troubled hearts, are pestered with unaccountable delusions she fancied that she beheld, not her own miniature portrait, but another face in the small black mirror of Pearl's eye.
But wherefore it was that after having repeatedly smelt the sea as a merchant sailor, I should now take it into my head to go on a whaling voyage; this the invisible police officer of the Fates, who has the constant surveillance of me, and secretly dogs me, and influences me in some unaccountable way --he can better answer than any one else.
Nor are there wanting other motions of the whale in his general body, full of strangeness, and unaccountable to his most experienced assailant.
The poor old soul had such a singular, unaccountable prejudice in favor of liberty, that it was a hard wrench for him; and the more he said, "Thy will be done," the worse he felt.
It was unaccountable that he didn't attempt a little help of that sort out of his majestic supply of incapacity for the job.
To me, Sage-Brush, man is most strange and unaccountable.
There are some unaccountable reputations in the world.
My confessions have not relieved me; but they may account for some otherwise unaccountable phases of humour which I show.
Thus it was, however; and the last drop of blood having been extracted from the flints, and the last screw of the rack having been turned so often that its purchase crumbled, and it now turned and turned with nothing to bite, Monseigneur began to run away from a phenomenon so low and unaccountable.