thinkable


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think·a·ble

 (thĭng′kə-bəl)
adj.
Possible to consider or be considered; conceivable: plans that were not even thinkable.

think′a·bly adv.

thinkable

(ˈθɪŋkəbəl)
adj
able to be conceived or considered; possible; feasible

think•a•ble

(ˈθɪŋ kə bəl)

adj.
1. conceivable.
2. possible.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thinkable - capable of being conceived or imagined or considered
believable, credible - capable of being believed; "completely credible testimony"; "credible information"
possible - capable of happening or existing; "a breakthrough may be possible next year"; "anything is possible"; "warned of possible consequences"
unthinkable - incapable of being conceived or considered

thinkable

adjective possible, conceivable, imaginable, likely, reasonable, feasible, within the bounds of possibility At the same time, language makes thinkable the unreal and unreasonable.
impossible, unlikely, unthinkable, inconceivable, not on (informal), absurd, unreasonable, out of the question

thinkable

adjective
Capable of being anticipated, considered, or imagined:
Idioms: humanly possible, within the bounds of possibility.
Translations

thinkable

[ˈθɪŋkəbl] ADJconcebible
it isn't thinkable thates inconcebible or impensable que ...

thinkable

adjdenkbar

thinkable

[ˈθɪŋkəbl] adj it isn't thinkable that ...è impensabile che... + sub
References in classic literature ?
All being would ye MAKE thinkable: for ye doubt with good reason whether it be already thinkable.
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Was it thinkable that such a creature as Avdotya Romanovna would be marrying an unworthy man for money?
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Experts working at the Commission's Merger Task Force are now faced with the dilemma that if they propose that the Commission grant unconditional approval to MdK GmbH this will fly in the face of basic principlesused in assessing the impact of mergers on markets, whereas it is hardly thinkable that the merger deal could be retrospectively disallowed at this late stage.
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He had to establish a "tradition" that made the shift to democracy thinkable and therefore possible.
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