Unaccountable Un`ac*count"a*ble, a. 1. Not accountable or responsible; free from control. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. Not to be accounted for; inexplicable; not consonant with reason or rule; strange; mysterious. [1913 Webster] -- {Un`ac*count"a*ble*ness}], n. -- {Un`ac*count"a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • unaccountableness — un·ac·count·able·ness …   English syllables

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  • mystery — Synonyms and related words: Chinese puzzle, Grand Guignol, Marchen, Passion play, Tom show, Western, Western story, Westerner, adventure story, allegory, ambiguity, ambiguousness, anagoge, anagogics, anthroposophy, antimasque, apologue, arcanum,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • chance — I n 1. fortuity, serendipity, happenstance, mere chance, happy chance; luck, Lady Luck, fortune or Fortune, Lady or Dame Fortune, wheels of fortune or chance, heads or tails, roll, Inf. cast or toss or throw of the dice; accident, coincidence,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • mystery — n 1. enigma, puzzle, riddle, conundrum, question, question mark; problem, dilemma, quandary, plight, predicament, skeleton in the closet, Inf. pickle, Inf. fix, Inf. jam, Inf. stew; fog, haze, mist, murk, dark; maze, labyrinth, tangle, knot;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • uncertainty — n 1. doubt, doubtfulness, dubiousness, dubiety, skepticism; unsureness, hesitancy, hesitation; caution, wariness, tentativeness; suspicion, suspiciousness, diffidence, misgiving, distrust, mistrust. 2. guess, piece of guesswork; borderline case,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • unaccountable — /ʌnəˈkaʊntəbəl / (say unuh kowntuhbuhl) adjective 1. not to be accounted for or explained. 2. not accountable or answerable. –unaccountability /ʌnəˌkaʊntəˈbɪləti/ (say unuh.kowntuh biluhtee), unaccountableness, noun –unaccountably, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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