Definition of inconceivable in English:



  • Not capable of being imagined or grasped mentally; unbelievable.

    with clause ‘it seemed inconceivable that the president had been unaware of what was going on’
    ‘they behaved with inconceivable cruelty’
    • ‘It is inconceivable to think he would allow a book go to print without including in it his summary of events in Saipan.’
    • ‘It is not at all inconceivable that a small number of them are capable of acting like idiots.’
    • ‘It is not inconceivable that his methods could have resulted in some of them becoming identified against their will.’
    • ‘It is inconceivable that low percentages of women in other jobs would get such special treatment.’
    • ‘The idea that he might just conceivably stand for values which are socially destructive is of course inconceivable.’
    • ‘In this early morning paradise, it seemed inconceivable that enormous violence was about to be unleashed.’
    • ‘That kind of financial irregularity would be inconceivable today, even in Motherwell and Wishaw.’
    • ‘If he had, however, it is inconceivable that he would have blamed his mother.’
    • ‘It is inconceivable that people should be working and not have anything to show for it.’
    • ‘We find it inconceivable that his accounts were imagined or invented.’
    • ‘Taylor must prove equally astute, though it seems inconceivable that the next manager will survive so long.’
    • ‘Because the notion of it still being broken was simply inconceivable.’
    • ‘I look to see if she's near - maybe some effort's not so inconceivable after all.’
    • ‘That's inconceivable to me, the thought of someone understanding me better than I do.’
    • ‘Discordant declarations are inconceivable and, when they occur, devastating.’
    • ‘Having moved from Anfield to Elland Road, it is inconceivable that Fowler will be left behind if fully fit and back in form.’
    • ‘Because the falsity of such a proposition is inconceivable, you cannot have a clear grasp of its meaning and be in doubt as to its truth.’
    • ‘It is inconceivable that these powers could be applied to a demonstration.’
    • ‘It is inconceivable that the council have the power to banish us from outside our own front door in the name of traffic flow for a race meeting.’
    • ‘I don't want to look at this stuff very often, but it's inconceivable that it wouldn't be there when I needed it.’
    beyond belief, unbelievable, extremely difficult to believe, scarcely credible, incredible, unthinkable, unimaginable, unimagined, extremely unlikely, not in the least likely, extremely implausible, extremely doubtful
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