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Able to be thought of or imagined; conceivable.‘something that was barely thinkable just 70 years ago’
conceivable, feasible, reasonable, acceptable, imaginable, possible, within the bounds of possibilityView synonyms
- ‘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.’
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