Thinkable Think"a*ble, a. Capable of being thought or conceived; cogitable. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

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  • thinkable — meaning ‘imaginable, able to be grasped by the mind’, is not recorded before the early 19c, some 450 years after its more common antonym unthinkable: • A crash is a moment of panic when events are out of control and outlandish predictions become… …   Modern English usage

  • thinkable — index colorable (plausible), plausible, possible, potential, viable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • thinkable — [adj] believable, feasible cogitable, comprehendible, comprehensible, conceivable, convincing, imaginable, likely, possible, practicable, practical, presumable, reasonable, supposable, within realm of possibility*, within the limits; concept 529… …   New thesaurus

  • thinkable — [thiŋ′kə bəl] adj. 1. that can be thought; conceivable 2. that can be considered as a possibility …   English World dictionary

  • thinkable — adjective Date: 1805 1. conceivably possible < a time when divorce was barely thinkable > 2. capable of being comprehended or reasoned about < the ultimate nature of Deity is scarcely thinkable > • thinkableness noun • thinkably adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thinkable — think|a|ble [ˈθıŋkəbəl] adj [not before noun] able to be thought about or considered = ↑possible ▪ At that time, it would not have been thinkable to openly criticize the government …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thinkable — think|a|ble [ θıŋkəbl ] adjective able to be imagined or considered possible: He had done everything thinkable to put things right …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thinkable — UK [ˈθɪŋkəb(ə)l] / US adjective able to be imagined or considered possible He had done everything thinkable to put things right …   English dictionary

  • thinkable — think ► VERB (past and past part. thought) 1) have a particular opinion, belief, or idea about someone or something. 2) direct one s mind towards someone or something; use one s mind actively to form connected ideas. 3) (think of/about) take into …   English terms dictionary

  • thinkable — thinkableness, n. thinkably, adv. /thing keuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being thought; conceivable. 2. that may be considered as possible or likely. [1850 55; THINK1 + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

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