What does unknowable mean?

Definitions for unknowableʌnˈnoʊ ə bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unknowable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unknowable(adj)

    not knowable

    "the unknowable mysteries of life"


  1. unknowable(Noun)

    Something that cannot be known.

  2. unknowable(Adjective)

    Not knowable.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unknowable

    un-nō′a-bl, adj. incapable of being known.—n. that which cannot be known, the first or original cause: that which is cognisable only in its relations.—n. Unknow′ableness.—adv. Unknow′ably.—adj. Unknow′ing, ignorant, obtuse.—adv. Unknow′ingly.—n. Unknow′ingness.—adj. Unknown′, not known, mentally apprehended, recognised, or made know.—n. Unknown′ness.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unknowable in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unknowable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Leonard Bernstein:

    Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.

  2. H.L. Mencken:

    For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.

  3. Johann von Goethe:

    The highest happiness of man ... is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable.

  4. Robin Green:

    You've got your phenomenon on one hand. Concrete and knowable. On the other hand you've got the incomprehensible. You call it God, but to me, God or no, it remains just that, the unknowable.

  5. Peter Fuhrman:

    It's a sign of companies' complete lack of confidence in their ability to calculate how long they would have to wait to get a primary IPO listing in China. It's absolutely unknowable at this stage.

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