Definition of inexplicable in English:


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  • Unable to be explained or accounted for.

    ‘for some inexplicable reason her mind went completely blank’
    • ‘Why contribute to collections of essays that try to explain the inexplicable?’
    • ‘The book became a hit thanks to Singh's gift for explaining the inexplicable.’
    • ‘For some inexplicable reason, they have switched my account to a broadband one again.’
    • ‘This week's special guest may well be the person to explain the inexplicable.’
    • ‘For them, that idea is the undiscovered planet that explains otherwise inexplicable convictions.’
    • ‘Already this has been a tour where attempting to explain the inexplicable has become a parlour game.’
    • ‘For some inexplicable reason the DJ on the radio has decided that it would be a good idea to play the Happy Days theme song.’
    • ‘How is it possible, that for whatever inexplicable reason these atrocities carry on?’
    • ‘For some inexplicable reason, my improvised soundtracks don't go down well.’
    • ‘For some inexplicable reason, they seem to grow better when planted in twos.’
    • ‘Does the existence of something inexplicable make our own mind, our own mystery that much more special?’
    • ‘She was aware that she was babbling, but for some inexplicable reason she was nervous.’
    • ‘Not only were expenses loosely accounted for, but there were a lot of inexplicable receipts.’
    • ‘It is important, he explains, to find answers to what we currently find inexplicable.’
    • ‘I was on the brink of tears for no reason other than the moment's inherent, inexplicable beauty.’
    • ‘To subjugate all paths to the proofs of Science is to neglect the irrational and inexplicable mysteries of Creation.’
    • ‘The inexplicable stays unexplained, and in the daylight that doesn't seem to be a problem.’
    • ‘I couldn't look at her face, flushed with complete bewilderment and even some inexplicable anger.’
    • ‘He shrugs aside questions on the deeper reasons for his sudden and inexplicable departure.’
    • ‘She said the offence was inexplicable and Williams was ashamed of what he had done.’
    unaccountable, unexplainable, incomprehensible, unfathomable, impenetrable, insoluble, unsolvable, baffling, puzzling, perplexing, mystifying, bewildering, mysterious, strange, weird, abstruse, enigmatic
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/ˌinekˈsplikəb(ə)l/ /ˌɪnɛkˈsplɪkəb(ə)l/ /ˌinˈekspləkəb(ə)l/ /ˌɪnˈɛkspləkəb(ə)l/


Late Middle English from French, or from Latin inexplicabilis ‘that cannot be unfolded’, from in- ‘not’ + explicabilis (see explicable).