Definition of imaginable in English:



  • Possible to be thought of or believed.

    ‘the most spectacular views imaginable’
    • ‘In short, every imaginable variation of this situation exists in some universe or other.’
    • ‘But no, every one of the reluctant grooms went along with the tackiest ceremonies imaginable.’
    • ‘And the greatest possible power can surely sustain the grandest imaginable promises.’
    • ‘It's got one of the most dauntingly bleak and unhappy endings imaginable.’
    • ‘No advance in civilisation may even be imaginable without some contact between cultures.’
    • ‘They are putting in the longest imaginable hours and are really getting aid organised and out there.’
    • ‘The bathrooms are large and handsome, and supplied with every imaginable accessory.’
    • ‘Without an imaginable beauty, there would be no ideal in terms of which to strive for a more actually beautiful world.’
    • ‘Thus 12 hours after waking you will feel worse than you thought imaginable.’
    • ‘I always make a beeline straight for the salad bar where I kid myself I am going to eat the most healthy meal imaginable.’
    • ‘Here's to 2002 providing us with the greatest three days of sport imaginable.’
    • ‘Contemporary German theater is no longer imaginable without its stage designers.’
    • ‘We had four days away in Cornwall which was absolute bliss, helped by having the most gorgeous weather imaginable.’
    • ‘He came to California hardly knowing a soul and worked at every job imaginable from janitor to a roady in a car show.’
    • ‘Shopping plazas have sprung up in every imaginable location of this sleepy town.’
    • ‘Suddenly, it transforms into simply the most fabulously entertaining spectacle imaginable.’
    • ‘In fact, the producers seem to have gone out of their way to find the dullest young people imaginable.’
    • ‘My eyes were opened to a simple truth: supermarkets are the most inconvenient shops imaginable.’
    • ‘There are clubs devoted to every plant group imaginable, from cacti to clematis, roses to rhododendrons.’
    • ‘In this case it was up to the personal preferences of one man with one of the most unenviable jobs imaginable.’
    thinkable, conceivable, supposable, believable, credible, creditable, comprehensible
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Late Middle English: from late Latin imaginabilis, from Latin imaginare ‘form an image of, represent’, from imago, imagin- ‘image’.