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inconceivable

[in-kuh n-see-vuh-buh l] /ˌɪn kənˈsi və bəl/
adjective
1.
not conceivable; unimaginable; unthinkable.
2.
unbelievable; incredible.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; in-3 + conceivable
Related forms
inconceivability, inconceivableness, noun
inconceivably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for inconceivableness

inconceivable

/ˌɪnkənˈsiːvəbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being conceived, imagined, or considered
Derived Forms
inconceivability, inconceivableness, noun
inconceivably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inconceivableness

inconceivable

adj.

1630s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + conceivable. Related: Inconcievably. An Old English word for this was unasmeagendlic.

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