unknowable


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un·know·a·ble

 (ŭn-nō′ə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to know, especially being beyond the range of human experience or understanding: the unknowable mysteries of life.

un·know′a·bil′i·ty, un·know′a·ble·ness n.
un·know′a·ble n.
un·know′a·bly adv.

unknowable

(ʌnˈnəʊəbəl)
adj
1. incapable of being known or understood
2.
a. beyond human understanding
b. (as noun): the unknowable.
unˈknowableness, unˌknowaˈbility n
unˈknowably adv

Unknowable

(ʌnˈnəʊəbəl)
n
(Philosophy) the Unknowable philosophy the ultimate reality that underlies all phenomena but cannot be known

un•know•a•ble

(ʌnˈnoʊ ə bəl)

adj.
1. not knowable; incapable of being known or understood.
n.
2. something that is unknowable.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unknowable - not knowable; "the unknowable mysteries of life"
cognisable, cognizable, cognoscible, knowable - capable of being known
Translations

unknowable

[ˈʌnˈnəʊəbl] ADJ (esp liter) → inconocible
the unknowablelo inconocible

unknowable

adj truthsunbegreiflich, unfassbar; personverschlossen
n the Unknowabledas Unfassbare

unknowable

[ʌnˈnəʊəbl] adjinconoscibile
References in classic literature ?
Verily, in the all-wise and unknowable providence of God, who moveth in mysterious ways his wonders to perform, have I never heard the fellow to this question for confusion of the mind and congestion of the ducts of thought.
It was a mystical city in which the imagination faltered like one who steps out of the light into darkness; the soul walked naked to and fro, knowing the unknowable, and conscious strangely of experience, intimate but inexpressible, of the absolute.
Death, unseen and of unknown form, seemed close upon them, and because unseen and unknowable infinitely more terrifying.
Further, by the dim, shadowy ways of intuition, he knew his weakness in that merciless sea with no heart of warmth, that threatened the unknowable thing, vaguely but terribly guessed, namely, death.
Battle royal was waged, amid the smoking of many cigarettes and the expectoration of much tobacco-juice, wherein the tramp successfully held his own, even when a socialist workman sneered, "There is no god but the Unknowable, and Herbert Spencer is his prophet.
Arthur and Norman, he found, believed in evolution and had read Spencer, though it did not seem to have made any vital impression upon them, while the young fellow with the glasses and the mop of hair, Will Olney, sneered disagreeably at Spencer and repeated the epigram, "There is no god but the Unknowable, and Herbert Spencer is his prophet.
My interest is keenest, perhaps, not so much in relation to known facts as to speculation upon the unknowable of the two centuries that have rolled by since human intercourse between the Western and Eastern Hemispheres ceased--the mystery of Europe's state following the termination of the Great War--provided, of course, that the war had been terminated.
After all, pure spirit was unknowable, a thing to be sensed and divined only; nor could it express itself in terms of itself.
To blaspheme the earth is now the dreadfulest sin, and to rate the heart of the unknowable higher than the meaning of the earth!
The characteristic mark by which we recognize a series of actions which display hunger is not the animal's mental state, which we cannot observe, but something in its bodily behaviour; it is this observable trait in the bodily behaviour that I am proposing to call "hunger," not some possibly mythical and certainly unknowable ingredient of the animal's mind.
I was reminded of one of the central themes in all of Joseph Campbell's teachings--that the myths humans create are our attempts to understand ourselves, our place in the world, and the unknowable.
The Commission at one point said that additional shale gas development will result from the liquefaction project, the amount, timing and location of such development activity is simply unknowable at this time.