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Definitions for unknowable
ʌnˈnoʊ ə bəlun·know·able

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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.

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  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

Examples of unknowable in a Sentence

  1. H.L. Mencken:

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

  2. Leonard Bernstein:

    Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.

  3. H. L. Mencken:

    Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing.

  4. Johann von Goethe:

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

  5. Su Shih:

    My writing is like a ten gallon spring. It can issue from the ground anywhere at all. On smooth ground it rushes swiftly on and covers a thouasand li in a single day without difficulty. When it twists and turns among mountains and rocks, it fits its form to things it meets: unknowable. What can be known is, it always goes where it must go, always stops where it cannot help stopping -- nothing else. More than that, even I cannot know.

Images & Illustrations of unknowable

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