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Definitions for inexplicable
ɪnˈɛk splɪ kə bəl, ˌɪn ɪkˈsplɪk ə-in·ex·pli·ca·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inexplicable, incomprehensibleadjective

    incapable of being explained or accounted for

    "inexplicable errors"; "left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons"

Wiktionary

  1. inexplicableadjective

    Impossible to explain; not easily accounted for.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inexplicableadjective

    Incapable of being explained; not to be made intelligible.

    Etymology: inexplicable, Fr. in and explico, Lat.

    What could such apprehensions breed, but, as their nature is, inexplicable passions of mind, desires abhorring what they embrace, and embracing what they abhor? Richard Hooker.

    To me at least this seems inexplicable, if light be nothing else than pression or motion propagated through ether. Newton.

    None eludes sagacious reason more,
    Than this obscure inexplicable pow'r. Richard Blackmore.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inexplicableadjective

    not explicable; not explainable; incapable of being explained, interpreted, or accounted for; as, an inexplicable mystery

  2. Etymology: [L. inexplicabilis: cf. F. inexplicable. See In- not, and Explicable.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inexplicable

    in-eks′pli-ka-bl, adj. that cannot be explained: unintelligible.—ns. Inexplicabil′ity, Inex′plicableness.—adv. Inex′plicably.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inexplicable in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inexplicable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of inexplicable in a Sentence

  1. Steven Taylor:

    Attributing seemingly inexplicable outbursts to pandemic stress makes our world seem more understandable, predictable and therefore safer because we can anticipate and avoid threatening situations.

  2. Timothy Clune:

    It is inexplicable that during this pandemic, the Governor would choose not to have ASL interpreters at his daily live televised briefings, as a result, New Yorkers are unable to obtain vital life and death information at the time they need it most.

  3. Steve Hall:

    Before the Helsinki summit, I was not prepared to go to the darkest corner in the room and say there is kompromat -- there is compromising information -- on Donald Trump, after... I saw Donald Trump treat( Putin) in a fashion that is just inexplicable, the only conclusion that I can come to is... I think there is information and data out there that implies there is indeed compromising information that Vladimir Putin has on Donald Trump. Why else would he treat him that way ?

  4. H. L. Mencken:

    The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants beyond everything else is safety.

  5. Jeffrey Toobin:

    Well, obviously, I wasn't thinking very well or very much, and it was something that was inexplicable to me. I think one point – I wouldn't exactly say in my defense, because nothing is really in my defense. I didn't think I was on the call. I didn't think other people could see me, i thought that I had turned off the Zoom call. Now, that's not a defense. This was deeply moronic and indefensible.

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