not conceivable; unimaginable; unthinkable
- in·con·ceiv·a·bil·i·ty, in·con·ceiv·a·ble·ness, noun
- in·con·ceiv·a·bly, adverb
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How to use inconceivable in a sentence
This is at once unsurprising, since he had so spectacularly destroyed himself in his 60 years on earth, and inconceivable.In Maradona, the world mourns a legend—but Naples mourns a part of itself | Annalisa Merelli | November 27, 2020 | Quartz
If the idea of that is just inconceivable to you, then I hope you’ll consider taking the whole father issue to therapy.Carolyn Hax: How to tell Dad that you want to dispense with the unpleasantries | Carolyn Hax | November 6, 2020 | Washington Post
This is a failure of the election machine in a way that just one year ago might have seemed inconceivable.How Wisconsin’s slowed-down mail could decide the election | Bobbie Johnson | October 27, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Castañeda told the Blade the idea of a “deflected bullet” that struck the ground and ended Giraldo’s life is inconceivable because the type of weapons that soldiers use shoots multiple bullets and not just one.
It’s inconceivable that Russia and China will not launch similar plans.Butterfly Effect: The Next Nuclear Race Is Starting | Charu Kasturi | August 6, 2020 | Ozy
Or—just as inconceivable and absurd—sentencing entire generations of North Korean families to labor camps.Gout or Out: North Korea’s No-Show Leader Keeps ‘Em Guessing | Kevin Bleyer | October 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This spring, the protests of the last few days were inconceivable.
We have to shorten the distance between inevitable and inconceivable.Square Deal, New Deal, and Now, From Hillary Clinton, a “Fair Shot” | Eleanor Clift | September 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On Thursday, a nuclear exchange was, at least for most people, inconceivable.
Europe, we thought, was a place where national borders were finally set in stone and conventional war was simply inconceivable.
Don't you remember my telling you that Liszt has an inconceivable lightness, swiftness and smoothness of execution?Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
An inconceivable revolution in the thought of the English speaking peoples has taken place in respect to it.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
It would have seemed inconceivable before, that a man of great wealth should give one-half of his income to the state.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
It was thrown by a very dirty lamp, and disclosed a small court of unutterable meanness and inconceivable smells.The Garret and the Garden | R.M. Ballantyne
And from all sides in wild confusion flewThe dust and leaves, the branches and the stones,With hideous tumult, inconceivable.The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi | Giacomo Leopardi
British Dictionary definitions for inconceivable
incapable of being conceived, imagined, or considered
- inconceivability or inconceivableness, noun
- inconceivably, adverb
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