unaccountable

[ uhn-uh-koun-tuh-buhl ]
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adjective
  1. impossible to account for; unexplained; inexplicable: The boat has an unaccountable tendency to yaw.

  2. exempt from being called to account; not answerable: As a subordinate, he is unaccountable for errors in policy.

Origin of unaccountable

1
First recorded in 1635–45; un-1 + accountable

Other words for unaccountable

Other words from unaccountable

  • un·ac·count·a·ble·ness, un·ac·count·a·bil·i·ty, noun
  • un·ac·count·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for unaccountable

unaccountable

/ (ˌʌnəˈkaʊntəbəl) /


adjective
  1. allowing of no explanation; inexplicable

  2. puzzling; extraordinary: an unaccountable fear of hamburgers

  1. not accountable or answerable to

Derived forms of unaccountable

  • unaccountableness or unaccountability, noun
  • unaccountably, adverb

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