- not explicable; incapable of being accounted for or explained.
Origin of inexplicable
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Examples from the Web for inexplicably
I received emails from angry progressives who inexplicably assumed that I was for him.Why the GOP Needs a Return to the Bush Leagues
April 21, 2014
The living room is inexplicably empty, boasting only a blonde woman lounging on a bare floor mattress.Why Women Want Hollywood Lothario Wilmer Valderrama
April 9, 2014
In 2007, Wally Edge inexplicably asked his readers in a poll, “What should Chris Christie run for?”Christie and Wildstein: An Online Bromance
February 14, 2014
She inexplicably pairs these sophisticated pieces with a pair of baggy black pants.Britney Spears's 10 Looks in "Work Bitch"
October 2, 2013
I thought I had been inexplicably stripped of the capability to love.A New E-Book from Jonathan Rauch: 'Denial'
May 1, 2013
Suddenly and, as it seemed to them, inexplicably, Mrs. Clutters had died.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
You came to my room while I was inexplicably out and waited till I returned.Nobody
Louis Joseph Vance
All mundane phenomena were inexplicably contorted that night.A Great Man
And yet I remembered how unhappy I felt, how inexplicably unhappy.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Strength was flowing into me, as inexplicably as it had flowed away from me a while past.The Thing from the Lake
Eleanor M. Ingram
- not capable of explanation; unexplainable
Word Origin and History for inexplicably
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.