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Unable to be explained or accounted for:‘he was subject to unexplainable rages’
inexplicable, unexplainable, insoluble, unsolvable, incomprehensible, beyond comprehension, beyond understanding, unfathomable, impenetrable, puzzling, perplexing, baffling, bewildering, mystifying, mysterious, arcane, inscrutable, peculiar, unusual, curious, strange, freak, freakish, unparalleled, queer, odd, bizarre, extraordinary, astonishing, obscure, abstruse, enigmaticView synonyms
- ‘It felt so strange, an unexplainable feeling constricted in his chest, but for that same reason, he couldn't return it.’
- ‘For some unexplained, or unexplainable, reason the parties are unable to communicate.’
- ‘The film attempts to explain something that is ultimately unexplainable.’
- ‘I nodded, my hands suddenly wringing in a strange and unexplainable nervousness.’
- ‘As The Guardian notes, a couple of researchers have found some unexplainable data.’
- ‘One of those works, for reasons that are unexplainable, can appeal to people in a more pedestrian way, a more ordinary way.’
- ‘It mirrored the way he had felt just moments before, that strange, unexplainable calm.’
- ‘After this minor incident I developed an unexplainable care and interest in the nest.’
- ‘Each has its own nuance, its own hidden traps and unexplainable kinks.’
- ‘We have developed an unexplainable bond in just a few short months.’
- ‘In life some tragedies are strange and unexplainable and the passing of a young person in the prime of life is perhaps the most poignant of all.’
- ‘She was more cute than beautiful, but she was still attractive in a strange and unexplainable sort of way.’
- ‘It remained just one of many such unexplainable mysteries of God.’
- ‘We do stuff in our lives because of so many unexplainable reasons.’
- ‘Despite Sebastian's strange, unexplainable abilities, he stuck by him through it all.’
- ‘William experienced a weird and unexplainable combination of feelings.’
- ‘As it turned out the League Final was a disaster and an unexplainable mystery all rolled into one.’
- ‘And this point of view may explain a lot of things that are otherwise unexplainable.’
- ‘A weird, unexplainable urge had made her want to cling to Arynne and cry into her shoulder while begging her not to go.’
- ‘Each of the pouches was stuffed with bizarre and unexplainable tools or devices.’
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