Definition of thinkable in English:



  • Able to be thought of or imagined; conceivable.

    ‘something that was barely thinkable just 70 years ago’
    • ‘I hope it will pass, but in that political climate - in a climate that makes that even thinkable - the possible application of this act is quite terrifying.’
    • ‘Such a course would never be acceptable, or even thinkable, if undertaken by a single nation.’
    • ‘To the same situation different modes of reacting are thinkable and feasible.’
    • ‘Striving in a law-bound, seemingly rational universe made success more thinkable, possibly more doable.’
    • ‘After the abolition of slavery in the 19th century, it becomes thinkable that the relics of domination will be abolished in the 21st and 22nd centuries.’
    conceivable, feasible, reasonable, acceptable, imaginable, possible, within the bounds of possibility
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