Definition of inconceivable in English:



  • Not capable of being imagined or grasped mentally; unbelievable.

    with clause ‘it seemed inconceivable that the president had been unaware of what was going on’
    ‘they behaved with inconceivable cruelty’
    • ‘We find it inconceivable that his accounts were imagined or invented.’
    • ‘I look to see if she's near - maybe some effort's not so inconceivable after all.’
    • ‘It is inconceivable that people should be working and not have anything to show for it.’
    • ‘Having moved from Anfield to Elland Road, it is inconceivable that Fowler will be left behind if fully fit and back in form.’
    • ‘In this early morning paradise, it seemed inconceivable that enormous violence was about to be unleashed.’
    • ‘It is inconceivable that these powers could be applied to a demonstration.’
    • ‘Because the notion of it still being broken was simply inconceivable.’
    • ‘It is inconceivable that the council have the power to banish us from outside our own front door in the name of traffic flow for a race meeting.’
    • ‘Because the falsity of such a proposition is inconceivable, you cannot have a clear grasp of its meaning and be in doubt as to its truth.’
    • ‘The idea that he might just conceivably stand for values which are socially destructive is of course inconceivable.’
    • ‘I don't want to look at this stuff very often, but it's inconceivable that it wouldn't be there when I needed it.’
    • ‘It is not inconceivable that his methods could have resulted in some of them becoming identified against their will.’
    • ‘That's inconceivable to me, the thought of someone understanding me better than I do.’
    • ‘It is inconceivable that low percentages of women in other jobs would get such special treatment.’
    • ‘It is not at all inconceivable that a small number of them are capable of acting like idiots.’
    • ‘It is inconceivable to think he would allow a book go to print without including in it his summary of events in Saipan.’
    • ‘If he had, however, it is inconceivable that he would have blamed his mother.’
    • ‘Taylor must prove equally astute, though it seems inconceivable that the next manager will survive so long.’
    • ‘Discordant declarations are inconceivable and, when they occur, devastating.’
    • ‘That kind of financial irregularity would be inconceivable today, even in Motherwell and Wishaw.’
    beyond belief, unbelievable, extremely difficult to believe, scarcely credible, incredible, unthinkable, unimaginable, unimagined, extremely unlikely, not in the least likely, extremely implausible, extremely doubtful
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