- not explicable; incapable of being accounted for or explained.
Origin of inexplicable
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Examples from the Web for inexplicable
It lets us see that our weird and inexplicable urges are actually normal and easily explained.Heartache by the Numbers and OkCupid’s Founder Has Got Yours
October 6, 2014
I admire Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist and author of Space Chronicles and Inexplicable Universe.Vilified Bitcoin Tycoon After Losing $500 Million: My Life Is at Risk
September 17, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry called the group, “ugly, savage, inexplicable, nihilistic, valueless evil.”Don't Start a War Over a Hostage
August 27, 2014
She waited for the inexplicable sentiment to fade away, but instead it intensified and she began to sob.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death
August 11, 2014
There is no good reason beyond that inexplicable American habit of following beaten paths.Lake Bacon: The Story of The Man Who Wanted Us to Eat Mississippi Hippos
August 10, 2014
By an inexplicable insight the child seemed to know that he was dying.Weighed and Wanting
Yet something new, inexplicable, thwarted her and changed the simplicity of her passion.
Her anguish was redoubled by this mysterious and inexplicable struggle within her.
But that night, all at once, she felt her heart was softened by some inexplicable happiness.
This inexplicable mystery was revealed to Joseph in a dream.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
- not capable of explanation; unexplainable
Word Origin and History for inexplicable
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.