inconceivable inconceivable  /ˌɪn kən ˈsi və bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) totally unlikely

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. To Western eyes, it seemed inconceivable that Ho would make the tremendous sacrifices he did.
  2. It's such a break in reality, it's so inconceivable that it's happening, but there's that moment of stillness where you just stare in disbelief.
  3. Because it was inconceivable six decades later it remains inconceivable that the men carrying the weapons would do what they, in fact, did do.

News

  1. Richard Deitsch: Your media guide for the 2013 Stanley Cup Final

    It seems almost inconceivable in today's 500 cable channel universe, but the NHL had no national television contract the last time an all-Original Six Stanley Cup Final was held. In 1979, as the Rangers and Canadians were about to face off for the opening game of the final, the NHL and ABC agreed to an eleventh-hour deal that should the series go the distance, the seventh game would air on ABC ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Boehner says 'inconceivable' officials didn't tell Obama about IRS scandal before news broke

    WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says it is "inconceivable" that top White House officials didn't tell President Barack Obama once they learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting conservative political groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. John Boehner Knocks Obama IRS Targeting Defense as 'Inconceivable'

    It’s “inconceivable” that President Obama was unaware that the Internal Revenue Service was targeting conservative groups, House Speaker John Boehner said today. “It would be inconceivable in my operation that my staff would know it and I wouldn’t,” the Ohio Republican told ABC News’ George...        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ABC News

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Quotes

  1. "It is inconceivable that numerous top-ranking generals ...... were aware of the true circumstances of Pat's death, but did not inform their civilian superiors - President Bush and then-Secretary Rumsfeld," said Honda, promising to "hold...
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Mike Honda Source: Forbes

  2. "I hope that my own appointment can be one symbol of an opening of opportunities that would have been inconceivable even a generation ago," Faust said at a news conference on campus.
    on Feb 11, 2007 By: Drew Gilpin Faust Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. Ben Bradshaw, Labour's Culture Secretary, told Radio 4: "It would be inconceivable to me for the Liberal Democrats to sign up to anything that fell short of a guarantee of a referendum on reform of the voting system. I still see the possibility of a...
    on May 8, 2010 By: Ben Bradshaw Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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