unthinkable


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un·think·a·ble

 (ŭn-thĭng′kə-bəl)
adj.
1. Impossible to imagine; inconceivable: "The inert gases have been coaxed into combination, and I have seen a fluoride of xenon, unthinkable in the 1940s" (Oliver Sacks).
2. Not worth considering because of being socially unacceptable, too difficult, or too risky: Raising taxes was politically unthinkable.
3. Abhorrent; monstrous: unthinkable brutality.

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

unthinkable

(ʌnˈθɪŋkəbəl)
adj
1. not to be contemplated; out of the question
2. unimaginable; inconceivable
3. unreasonable; improbable
unˌthinkaˈbility, unˈthinkableness n
unˈthinkably adv

un•think•a•ble

(ʌnˈθɪŋ kə bəl)

adj.
1. inconceivable; unimaginable.
2. not to be considered; out of the question.
un•think′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unthinkable - incapable of being conceived or consideredunthinkable - incapable of being conceived or considered
incredible, unbelievable - beyond belief or understanding; "at incredible speed"; "the book's plot is simply incredible"
impossible - not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with; "an impossible dream"; "an impossible situation"
thinkable - capable of being conceived or imagined or considered

unthinkable

adjective
1. impossible, out of the question, inconceivable, unlikely, not on (informal), absurd, unreasonable, improbable, preposterous, illogical Her strong Catholic beliefs made abortion unthinkable.
2. inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable, unimaginable, beyond belief, beyond the bounds of possibility Monday's unthinkable tragedy

unthinkable

adjective
1. Not to be believed:
Idioms: beyond belief, contrary to all reason.
2. Not capable of happening or being done:
Translations
لا يَخْطُر بِبال، لا يُتَصَوَّر
nemyslitelný
utænkelig
óhugsandi
neįsivaizduojamas
neiedomājams
nemysliteľný
düşünülemezimkânsız

unthinkable

[ʌnˈθɪŋkəbl]
A. ADJ
1. (= inconceivable) → inconcebible, impensable
it is unthinkable thates inconcebible or impensable que + subjun
2. (= unbearable) → insoportable
B. N the unthinkablelo inconcebible

unthinkable

[ʌnˈθɪŋkəbəl] adjimpensable, inconcevable

unthinkable

adjundenkbar, unvorstellbar; (Philos) → undenkbar; (= too horrible)unvorstellbar

unthinkable

[ʌnˈθɪŋkəbl] adjimpensabile, inconcepibile

unthinkable

(anˈθiŋkəbl) adjective
too outrageous to be considered. It would be unthinkable to ask him to do that.
unˈthinking adjective
showing lack of thought or consideration. His unthinking words had hurt her deeply.
References in classic literature ?
I sat up, earnestly damning the management of that unthinkable hotel, and was about to spring from the bed to go and make trouble for the night- clerk--him of the apologetic manner and the tallow candle--when something in the situation affected me with a strange indisposition to move.
We so rely upon the orderly operation of familiar natural laws that any seeming suspension of them is noted as a menace to our safety, a warning of unthinkable calamity.
"Ah, John, I wish that I might be a man with a man's philosophy, but I am but a woman, seeing with my heart rather than my head, and all that I can see is too horrible, too unthinkable to put into words.
In the troubled waters of conflicting and intersecting intrigues that eddied about the Emperor's headquarters, it was possible to succeed in many ways unthinkable at other times.
Assassination runs riot in the great Barsoomian cities; yet to murder a woman is a crime so unthinkable that even the most hardened of the paid assassins would shrink from you in horror should you suggest such a thing to him.
For a moment he could not realize the good fortune that had befallen him--all that he could see was the figure of a silent, struggling white man disappearing beneath the surface of the river to unthinkable death in the slimy mud of the bottom.
It was all right enough, down whence he had come, for youths and maidens to win each other by contact; but for the exalted personages up above on the heights to make love in similar fashion had seemed unthinkable. Yet the novels were wrong.
She felt it, and visioned it as by an unthinkable clairvoyance, and gasped, for the flurry of war was over.
Encompassed in a luminous cloud, of which he was now merely the fiery heart, without material substance, he swung through unthinkable arcs of oscillation, like a vast pendulum.
Of course, I reflected afterwards that such a question ought not really to arise, for there ought not to be fighting and in the future society fighting is unthinkable .
The whites were possessed of unguessed and unthinkable ways and purposes.
It's burning, searing pain to love her and leave her--but not to have loved her is unthinkable. I suppose all this sounds very crazy--all these terrible emotions always do sound foolish when we put them into our inadequate words.