inexplicable
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin inexplicabilis, from in- + explicabilis explicable Date: 15th century incapable of being explained, interpreted, or accounted for <
an inexplicable disappearance
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inexplicability nouninexplicableness nouninexplicably adverb

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  • inexplicable — [ inɛksplikabl ] adj. • 1486; lat. inexplicabilis ♦ Qu il est impossible ou très difficile d expliquer; qui paraît bizarre du fait même qu on ne se l explique pas. ⇒ énigmatique, étrange, impénétrable, incompréhensible, inconcevable,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Inexplicable — In*ex pli*ca*ble, a. [L. inexplicabilis: cf. F. inexplicable. See {In } not, and {Explicable}.] Not explicable; not explainable; incapable of being explained, interpreted, or accounted for; as, an inexplicable mystery. An inexplicable scratching …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inexplicable — adjetivo 1. Que no se puede comprender o explicar: Olvidarte de la cita ha sido un fallo inexplicable. Es inexplicable que no haya vuelto todavía. 2. Que no se puede justificar: Tu actitud es inexplicable …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • inexplicable — early 15c., from M.Fr. inexplicable or directly from L. inexplicabilis that cannot be unfolded or disentangled, very intricate, figuratively, inexplicable, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + explicabilis that may be explained (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • inexplicable — Inexplicable. adj. de tout genre. Qui ne peut estre expliqué par aucun discours. Le Mystere de l Eucharistie, l operation de la grace sur la volonté est une chose inexplicable …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • inexplicable — I adjective abstruse, acroamatic, acroamatical, acroatic, baffling, concealed, enigmatic, enigmatical, esoteric, hard to understand, hidden, impenetrable, inapprehensible, incapable of being explained, incomprehensible, indefinable,… …   Law dictionary

  • inexplicable — [adj] beyond comprehension, explanation baffling, enigmatic, incomprehensible, indecipherable, indescribable, inexplainable, inscrutable, insoluble, mysterious, mystifying, obscure, odd, peculiar, puzzling, strange, unaccountable, undefinable,… …   New thesaurus

  • inexplicable — Inexplicable, Inexplicabilis, Inenarrabilis, Inenodabilis …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • inexplicable — (Del lat. inexplicabĭlis). adj. Que no se puede explicar …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • inexplicable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unable to be explained or accounted for. DERIVATIVES inexplicability noun inexplicably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • inexplicable — [in eks′pli kə bəl; ] often [ in΄ek splik′ə bəl, in΄iksplik′ə bəl] adj. [Fr < L inexplicabilis] not explicable; that cannot be explained, understood, or accounted for inexplicability n. inexplicably adv …   English World dictionary

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