inexplicable [in- ek-spli-k uh-b uhl, in-ik- splik- uh-b uhl] Synonyms Examples Word Origin not explicable; incapable of being accounted for or explained. Origin of inexplicable
First recorded in
1375–1425; late Middle English
explicable Related forms in·ex·pli·ca·bil·i·ty, in·ex·pli·ca·ble·ness, noun in·ex·pli·ca·bly, adverb Synonyms for inexplicable
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Examples from the Web for inexplicability Historical Examples of inexplicability British Dictionary definitions for inexplicability inexplicable inexplainable not capable of explanation; unexplainable Derived Forms inexplicability, inexplicableness, inexplainability or inexplainableness, noun inexplicably or inexplainably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inexplicability adj.
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.
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