Definition of inconceivable in English:

inconceivable

adjective

  • 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is inconceivable that people should be working and not have anything to show for it.’
    • ‘In this early morning paradise, it seemed inconceivable that enormous violence was about to be unleashed.’
    • ‘The idea that he might just conceivably stand for values which are socially destructive is of course inconceivable.’
    • ‘It is not inconceivable that his methods could have resulted in some of them becoming identified against their will.’
    • ‘It is not at all inconceivable that a small number of them are capable of acting like idiots.’
    • ‘We find it inconceivable that his accounts were imagined or invented.’
    • ‘Taylor must prove equally astute, though it seems inconceivable that the next manager will survive so long.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I look to see if she's near - maybe some effort's not so inconceivable after all.’
    • ‘If he had, however, it is inconceivable that he would have blamed his mother.’
    • ‘That's inconceivable to me, the thought of someone understanding me better than I do.’
    • ‘Discordant declarations are inconceivable and, when they occur, devastating.’
    • ‘Having moved from Anfield to Elland Road, it is inconceivable that Fowler will be left behind if fully fit and back in form.’
    • ‘It is inconceivable that these powers could be applied to a demonstration.’
    • ‘It is inconceivable that low percentages of women in other jobs would get such special treatment.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is inconceivable to think he would allow a book go to print without including in it his summary of events in Saipan.’
    • ‘Because the notion of it still being broken was simply inconceivable.’
    • ‘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
    impossible, beyond the bounds of possibility, out of the question, preposterous, ridiculous, ludicrous, absurd, incomprehensible
    hard to swallow, mind-boggling
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Pronunciation:

inconceivable

/ˌinkənˈsēvəb(ə)l/