Definition of unimaginable in English:



  • Difficult or impossible to imagine or comprehend:

    ‘lives of almost unimaginable deprivation’
    • ‘In case the dam collapses due to an earthquake or any other fault, the devastation will be unimaginable.’
    • ‘We are in an ever-changing world where we are confronted by threats that were unimaginable 25 years ago.’
    • ‘It is unimaginable what effect the document would have without signatures.’
    • ‘We can share ideas and personnel to an extent that would be unimaginable in any other industry.’
    • ‘He made a real difference, an almost unimaginable difference, and he did it without guns, or bombs, or hatred of any kind.’
    • ‘In the decades ahead, we will face other threats that seem just as unimaginable to us today.’
    • ‘These churches are becoming civic in a way unimaginable since the 13th century and its cathedral towns.’
    • ‘Love as glorified by poets draws the common man's inherent curiosity to unimaginable extents.’
    • ‘We have heard tales of immense human suffering and unimaginable depravity.’
    • ‘The cruelty endured by the children of the Victorian poor, who were sold to work as chimney sweeps, was unimaginable.’
    • ‘The crowd was in a rapture; dissent seemed unimaginable; the message was upbeat and unifying.’
    • ‘You might as well imagine this scene, because the real one is utterly unimaginable.’
    • ‘To him, such an unimaginable scale of murder was not evil but a lodestar - the ultimate expression of his politics.’
    • ‘He thinks they have squandered unbelievable and unimaginable opportunities.’
    • ‘The consequences for the World Bank if it lost a suit filed by Indonesia would be unimaginable, he said.’
    • ‘But it is unimaginable that you would ever see an Australian politician doing this.’
    • ‘At Almondvale yesterday it spoke of sadness and unimaginable loss.’
    • ‘The ecological damage that this project would cause is almost unimaginable.’
    • ‘Already the war has brought changes that just a few months ago would have been unimaginable.’
    • ‘Without the Internet, of course, such a global protest would be unimaginable.’
    unthinkable, inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable, unheard of, unthought of, unimagined, unspeakable, unutterable, untold, ineffable, implausible, improbable, unlikely, impossible, undreamed of, beyond one's wildest dreams, beyond the realm of reason
    astounding, amazing, astonishing, fantastic, fabulous, breathtaking, overwhelming, staggering
    mind-boggling, mind-blowing
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