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ˌʌn əˈkaʊn tə bəlun·ac·count·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unaccountable, unexplainableadjective

    not to be accounted for or explained

    "perceptible only as unaccountable influences that hinder progress"; "an unexplainable fear"

  2. unaccountableadjective

    free from control or responsibility


  1. unaccountableadjective

    inexplicable; unable to account for, or explain

  2. unaccountableadjective

    not responsible; free from accountability or control

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unaccountableadjective

    not accountable or responsible; free from control

  2. Unaccountableadjective

    not to be accounted for; inexplicable; not consonant with reason or rule; strange; mysterious

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unaccountable

    un-ak-kownt′a-bl, adj. not accountable or to be accounted for: not responsible.—ns. Unaccountabil′ity, Unaccount′ableness, the state or quality of being unaccountable.—adv. Unaccount′ably, inexplicably.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unaccountable in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unaccountable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of unaccountable in a Sentence

  1. Brad Adams:

    Thailand's friends abroad should not be fooled by this obvious sleight of hand by the junta leader to replace martial law with a constitutional provision that effectively provides unlimited and unaccountable powers.

  2. Jena Griswold:

    Unelected and unaccountable presidential electors should not be allowed to decide the presidential election without regard to voters' choices and state law.

  3. Committee Chairman David Cicilline:

    Companies... both large and small, have found themselves dependent on the arbitrary whim of these platform giants, one algorithm tweak away from ruin, because their decisions are largely unaccountable, opaque, and result in sweeping consequences, the dominant platforms effectively serve as private regulators.

  4. Aaron Nordquist:

    The most effective way to revive a functional democracy is to do what we have always done; transfer decision-making from the unaccountable institutions: monarchs, priestly castes, military juntas, political or economic dictatorships, or modern corporations, and bring it back to the public arena.

  5. Brett Max Kaufman:

    Over four administrations, the U.S. government's unlawful lethal strikes program has exacted an appalling toll on Muslim, Brown, and Black civilians in multiple parts of the world, secretive and unaccountable use of lethal force is unacceptable in a rights-respecting democracy, and this program is a cornerstone of the' forever President Joe Biden has pledged to end. President Joe Biden needs to do so.

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    relating to a technique that does not involve puncturing the skin or entering a body cavity
    • A. reassuring
    • B. opaque
    • C. alternate
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