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un- +‎ accountable


  • IPA(key): /ˌʌnəˈkaʊntəbl̩/
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  • Hyphenation: un‧ac‧count‧a‧ble


unaccountable (comparative more unaccountable, superlative most unaccountable)

  1. inexplicable; unable to account for, or explain.
  2. not responsible; free from accountability or control.
    • 2017 March 1, “UN slams Thai 'culture of torture'”, in Bangkok Post[1]:
      Thailand has dropped legislation to criminalise torture and disappearances after years of working on the bill, the United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday, leaving state employees unaccountable for serious crimes.
    • 2021 May 5, Tony Streeter, “Network News: Disused structures "assets to be preserved", say MPs”, in RAIL, number 930, page 23:
      Graeme Bickerdike, a member of campaign organisation The HRE Group, told RAIL: "This infilling and demolition programme - costing much more than repair - has been conceived with no thought for its impact beyond the silos where distant, unaccountable officials manage their spreadsheets.