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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.

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  1. inexplicable

    Inexplicable is an adjective that refers to something that cannot be explained, understood, or interpreted due to its complexity, mystery, or obscurity. It often describes situations, events, or phenomena which are puzzling, enigmatic, or unfathomable.

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. Michael McCann:

    The prosecution now has a more difficult case in convincing a jury, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Aaron Hernandez murdered Odin Lloyd, while there remains incriminating evidence, such as video of Hernandez the night of the murder and an inexplicable use of a cleaning service at Hernandez's home, the loss of Odin Lloyd's text messages is a significant blow to the prosecution.

  2. Daniel Bibb:

    It’s shocking, shocking, inexplicable, that they charged him.

  3. 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.

  4. Carsten Spohr:

    It is inexplicable this could happen to a plane free of technical problems and with an experienced, Lufthansa-trained pilot.

  5. Fernando Santos:

    We have to look at this, we lost control of the game, we misplaced a lot of passes, we lost confidence... it was inexplicable.

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