nonexplanation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

non- +‎ explanation

Noun[edit]

nonexplanation ‎(plural nonexplanations)

  1. A supposed explanation that fails to explain.
    • 1996, Peg Sutherland, Queen of the Dixie Drive-In (page 169)
      Despite her stumbling nonexplanation, Tony began to understand what was in Carson's mind.
    • 2009, Victoria Wohl, Love among the Ruins (page 207)
      Instead of clear knowledge of its meaning, this gesture prompts a series of confused nonexplanations.