Definition of inexplicable in English:

inexplicable

adjective

  • Unable to be explained or accounted for:

    ‘for some inexplicable reason her mind went completely blank’
    • ‘How is it possible, that for whatever inexplicable reason these atrocities carry on?’
    • ‘Why contribute to collections of essays that try to explain the inexplicable?’
    • ‘For them, that idea is the undiscovered planet that explains otherwise inexplicable convictions.’
    • ‘I was on the brink of tears for no reason other than the moment's inherent, inexplicable beauty.’
    • ‘This week's special guest may well be the person to explain the inexplicable.’
    • ‘The inexplicable stays unexplained, and in the daylight that doesn't seem to be a problem.’
    • ‘He shrugs aside questions on the deeper reasons for his sudden and inexplicable departure.’
    • ‘Not only were expenses loosely accounted for, but there were a lot of inexplicable receipts.’
    • ‘For some inexplicable reason the DJ on the radio has decided that it would be a good idea to play the Happy Days theme song.’
    • ‘For some inexplicable reason, they seem to grow better when planted in twos.’
    • ‘For some inexplicable reason, my improvised soundtracks don't go down well.’
    • ‘She said the offence was inexplicable and Williams was ashamed of what he had done.’
    • ‘The book became a hit thanks to Singh's gift for explaining the inexplicable.’
    • ‘She was aware that she was babbling, but for some inexplicable reason she was nervous.’
    • ‘It is important, he explains, to find answers to what we currently find inexplicable.’
    • ‘Does the existence of something inexplicable make our own mind, our own mystery that much more special?’
    • ‘Already this has been a tour where attempting to explain the inexplicable has become a parlour game.’
    • ‘I couldn't look at her face, flushed with complete bewilderment and even some inexplicable anger.’
    • ‘To subjugate all paths to the proofs of Science is to neglect the irrational and inexplicable mysteries of Creation.’
    • ‘For some inexplicable reason, they have switched my account to a broadband one again.’
    unaccountable, unexplainable, incomprehensible, unfathomable, impenetrable, insoluble, unsolvable, baffling, puzzling, perplexing, mystifying, bewildering, mysterious, strange, weird, abstruse, enigmatic
    beyond comprehension, beyond understanding
    wildering
    insolvable
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Origin

Late Middle English: from French, or from Latin inexplicabilis that cannot be unfolded, from in- not + explicabilis (see explicable).

Pronunciation

inexplicable

/ˌɪnɛkˈsplɪkəb(ə)l//ɪnˈɛksplɪkəb(ə)l//ˌɪnɪkˈsplɪkəb(ə)l/