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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 of inconceivable
1625-1635
1625-35; in-3 + conceivable
Related forms
inconceivability, inconceivableness, noun
inconceivably, adverb
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  • This semaphore arm remained rigid for a second, threatening; then it vibrated with inconceivable rapidity, feinting.

  • There is no action of our soul on our body; that would be inconceivable.

  • Horror of an inconceivable monstrosity began to assail me: was I following through the dark an unheard of hideousness?

    Lilith George MacDonald
  • For it was inconceivable that he should now take Rosamund to his hareem.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • What an inconceivable tangle of detritus those streets must be!

    Darkness and Dawn George Allan England
British Dictionary definitions for inconceivable

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 inconceivable
adj.

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

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