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Definition of "inconceivable" []

  • Impossible to comprehend or grasp fully: inconceivable folly; an inconceivable disaster. (adjective)
  • So unlikely or surprising as to have been thought impossible; unbelievable: an inconceivable victory against all odds. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inconceivable" in a sentence
  • "It would be more correct, in fact, to restrict the use of the term inconceivable to the former case: for although we cannot think, or construe to ourselves logically, an efficient cause or mind, such a cause is so far from being inconceivable to reason that reason expressly demands and affirms it."
  • "What's inconceivable is if you use the password saving feature, all your passwords are displayed in your settings with no encryption and no password protection to view all your information."
  • "Harrington was throwing in inconceivable flourishes, while Malemute Kid, utterly abandoned, had seized the broom and was executing mad gyrations on his own account."