inexplicable

[ in-ek-spli-kuh-buhl, in-ik-splik-uh-buhl ]
/ ɪnˈɛk splɪ kə bəl, ˌɪn ɪkˈsplɪk ə bəl /

adjective

not explicable; incapable of being accounted for or explained.

Origin of inexplicable

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Latin word inexplicābilis. See in-3, explicable

Related forms

in·ex·pli·ca·bil·i·ty, in·ex·pli·ca·ble·ness, nounin·ex·pli·ca·bly, adverb
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inexplicable

inexplainable

/ (ˌɪnɪkˈsplɪkəbəl, ɪnˈɛksplɪkəbəl) /

adjective

not capable of explanation; unexplainable

Derived Forms

inexplicability, inexplicableness, inexplainability or inexplainableness, nouninexplicably or inexplainably, adverb
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