[ uhn-kuhn-see-vuh-buhl ]
/ ˌʌn kənˈsi və bəl /
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adjective Archaic.
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Origin of unconceivable

First recorded in 1605–15; un-1 + conceivable

OTHER WORDS FROM unconceivable

un·con·ceiv·a·ble·ness, nounun·con·ceiv·a·bly, adverb
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How to use unconceivable in a sentence

  • But when we make a generall assertion, unlesse it be a true one, the possibility of it is unconceivable.

    Leviathan|Thomas Hobbes
  • The immortality of the soul is as unconceivable as, in all strictness, is its absolute mortality.

    Tragic Sense Of Life|Miguel de Unamuno
  • The responsibility of the individual to his government was unconceivable and inconceivable.

    The Career of Leonard Wood|Joseph Hamblen Sears