a.1.Not to be expected; inconceivable.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(16) Inopinable: "Lo que no se puede ofrecer a la imaginacion o al pensamiento", "se toma tambien por lo que no esta en opiniones, u no las admite", en Real Academia Espanola, Diccionario de la lengua castellana, t.
The Oxford English Dictionary informs us that it was Thomas More (as we saw, the author of the 'paradoxical' description of Catherine of Aragon and her Spanish retinue) who firstly used the term paradox in English to refer to an "opynyon inopinable" in his Second Parte of the Confutacion of Tyndal's Answere (London, 1533); Shakespeare also used the term in Hamlet to discuss the 'paradoxical' relation between beauty and honesty, emphasizing how paradox reversed given opinion: "This was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof" (1997: III, I, 115-116).