What does unthinkable mean?

Definitions for unthinkableʌnˈθɪŋ kə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unthinkable(adj)

    incapable of being conceived or considered


  1. unthinkable(Adjective)

    Incapable of being believed; incredible.

  2. unthinkable(Adjective)

    Inconceivable or unimaginable; extremely improbable in a way that goes against common sense.

    Nothing is unthinkable, nothing impossible to the balanced person, provided it comes out of the needs of life and is dedicated to life's further development - Lewis Mumford


  1. Unthinkable

    Unthinkable is a 2010 American suspense thriller film directed by Gregor Jordan and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Sheen and Carrie-Anne Moss. It was released direct-to-video on June 14, 2010. The film is noteworthy for the controversy it generated around its subject matter, the torture of a man who threatens to detonate three nuclear bombs in separate U.S. cities.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unthinkable in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unthinkable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. President Obama:

    It’s horrific. It’s unthinkable.

  2. Henry Paulson:

    Simply put, a Trump presidency is unthinkable.

  3. Takatoshi Ito:

    It's unthinkable ... I think the governor understands this.

  4. H. L. Mencken:

    A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.

  5. Becky Johnson:

    It's inexcusable, unthinkable, ... shocking, you think of your own kids.

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