inexplainable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

in- +‎ explainable

Adjective[edit]

inexplainable (comparative more inexplainable, superlative most inexplainable)

  1. That cannot be explained.
    • 1881, Margaret O. (Wilson) Oliphant, The Open Door, and the Portrait.[1]:
      The rider himself after a time becomes infected with this inexplainable desperation of terror, and I suppose I must have done so; but for a time I kept the upper hand.
    • 1910, Anna Katharine Green, The House of the Whispering Pines[2]:
      [] kneeling down before my dead betrothed, I kissed her cold white hand with sincere compunction, before attempting the garbled and probably totally incoherent story with which I endeavoured to explain the inexplainable situation.