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imaginable

[ih-maj-uh-nuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. capable of being imagined or conceived.
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Origin of imaginable

1325–75; Middle English < Late Latin imāginābilis, equivalent to Latin imāginā(rī) to imagine + -bilis -ble
Related formsi·mag·i·na·ble·ness, nouni·mag·i·na·bly, adverbun·im·ag·i·na·ble, adjectiveun·im·ag·i·na·ble·ness, nounun·im·ag·i·na·bly, adverb
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  • In her eyes that were sea-grey there was an unimaginable calm.

  • All the world about him erupted in unimaginable brilliance; then darkness fell.

    The Black Star Passes

    John W Campbell

  • But Dan, as Don Juan, is one of the most unimaginable things!

    That Girl Montana

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • From the column there emerged a shape of unimaginable glory.

    Zanoni

    Edward Bulwer Lytton

  • Along the streets crowd an unimaginable assortment of people.

    The Trembling of a Leaf

    William Somerset Maugham


British Dictionary definitions for unimaginable

unimaginable

adjective
  1. difficult or impossible to believe; inconceivable
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Derived Formsunimaginably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unimaginable

adj.

1610s, from un- (1) "not" + imaginable. Related: Unimaginably.

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imaginable

adj.

late 14c., ymaginable, from Old French imaginable and directly from Late Latin imaginabilis, from Latin imaginari (see imagine). Related: Imaginably.

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