un accountably

unaccountable

[uhn-uh-koun-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
impossible to account for; unexplained; inexplicable: The boat has an unaccountable tendency to yaw.
2.
exempt from being called to account; not answerable: As a subordinate, he is unaccountable for errors in policy.

Origin:
1635–45; un-1 + accountable

unaccountableness, unaccountability, noun
unaccountably, adverb


1. incomprehensible, inscrutable, mysterious, unintelligible. 2. unanswerable, irresponsible.
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unaccountable (ˌʌnəˈkaʊntəbəl)
 
adj
1.  allowing of no explanation; inexplicable
2.  puzzling; extraordinary: an unaccountable fear of hamburgers
3.  not accountable or answerable to
 
unac'countableness
 
n
 
unaccounta'bility
 
n
 
unac'countably
 
adv

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unaccountable
1643, "inexplicable," from un- (1) "not" + account + -able. Meaning "not liable to be called to account" is recorded from 1649.
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