- not explicable; incapable of being accounted for or explained.
Origin of inexplicable
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Examples from the Web for inexplicability
But the inexplicability of the general's conduct dwelt much on her thoughts.Northanger Abbey
Vaguely he perceived this, conscious only of inexplicability; but he himself also ceased, and watched for developments.The Necromancers
Robert Hugh Benson
The mistiness and inexplicability of his productions is part of such a process, as well as of invincible temperament.
- not capable of explanation; unexplainable
Word Origin and History for inexplicability
early 15c., from Middle French inexplicable or directly from Latin inexplicabilis "that cannot be unfolded or disentangled, very intricate," figuratively, "inexplicable," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + explicabilis "that may be explained" (see explicable). Related: Inexplicably.