inexplicable inexplicable  /ˌɪ nəks ˈplɪ sə bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) incapable of being explained or accounted for

Usage(s):

  1. Yet the stories told by those who survived were both fearsomely fascinating and ultimately inexplicable.
  2. In the inexplicable back alleys of the Internet, the cat is king.
  3. Fighting Phantom Noise The best defense against tinnitus--an inexplicable ringing or whistling in the ears--is in your mind.

News

  1. Here's The Teaser for Diana Starring Naomi Watts As Naomi Watts in a Wig

    The first half of the teaser trailer for Diana , the biopic about the Princess of Wales, avoids showing Diana's face entirely. There are high angles, over the shoulder angles, and shots that cut off just below the Princess's ear. After an inexplicable pan of a living room, lots of crowds assembled en masse, and crouching paparazzi, we finally see the visage of Naomi Watts, peering out below a ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Gawker

  2. Twins followed similar paths in nursing field

    GOREVILLE — Ask any set of twins and they’ll tell you about inexplicable connections between them.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Southern Illinoisan

Quotes

  1. "I can tell you that it is to me unacceptable or inexplicable how you can have 50-odd shots fired, but that's up to the investigation to find out what really happened," Bloomberg said after meeting with community leaders at City Hall.
    on Nov 27, 2006 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "I am very concerned about the underlying facts on the taping, the reasons for the judgment on the limited penalties and, most of all, the inexplicable destruction of the tapes," Specter said in a Thursday letter to Goodell.
    on Feb 1, 2008 By: Arlen Specter Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. "The most inexplicable error was to have met Balawi by committee," writes Baer, whose exploits were dramatized in the George Clooney movie Syriana. "Informants should always be met one-on-one. Always."
    on Mar 22, 2010 By: Robert Baer Source: Washington Post (blog)

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untenable untenable
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